As much as every "poor EE
student" wishes we could destroy the universe with S-R Latches (especialy at 4 in the morning with Circuits
homework), simple reality kicks in here. The heart of your S-R latch is made out of two MOSFET
's (or other transistors, like BJT
s or JFET
s). That's EE geek speak for "really tiny transistor
". Now, the circuit operates by sending one of the two outputs HIGH
, and when one of the outputs is HIGH, it sends the other to LOW
In reality, one of these MOSFET's is "slower" than the other. It will be slower at reaching HIGH, and when the other one beats it to HIGH, it will be the one set low.
This I learned after trying to set both inputs to HIGH to try to generate a simple random bit generator
. It failed, because the "faster" transistor will *always* be faster.