Method of invoking a power-down mode on an integrated circuit by monitoring a normally changing input signal

  • US 6,147,528 A
  • Filed: 03/13/1998
  • Issued: 11/14/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/13/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An integrated circuit having a plurality of pins, to at least one of which a functional input signal is applied, and to another of which a normally repeating signal is applied:

  • wherein normal operation of the circuit is implemented in the presence of said normally repeating signal at said another of said plurality of pins, and a reduced power consumption mode of operation of the circuit is implemented by suspension of said normally repeating signal.

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