Sunday, 5 March 2017

Buffer

digital buffer (or a voltage buffer) is an electronic circuit element that is used to isolate the input from the output, providing either no voltage or a voltage that is same as the input voltage. It draws very little current and will not disturb the original circuit. It is also called as unity gain buffer or a because it provides a gain of 1, which means it provides at most the same voltage as the input voltage, serving no amplification function.

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Usage of buffer in Physical Design

1. Setup Violation fixes
2. Hold Violation fixes
3. Max Trans Violation Fixes
4. xtalk reduction