I'm going to ask about some names. You could say "they are just names" but if I get some context for the names, its going to going to be a good start to clearing some of my other confusions and understanding the intent of the circuit/ checking if my interpretation of the circuit is actually correct
- In what sense is the lenient MUX, "lenient"
My understanding of a MUX: Basically its a truth table. The inputs of S tell you what row of the truth table to go to.
So on what sense does adding a feedback for one output to one row of a truth table (am I wrong about we are feeding back to one row of a truth table) make the MUX "lenient" ?
Also I can't seem to find the term "lenient mux" outside the course's materials
- What is meant by "load" and "load signal" ?
"the select line of the MUX will become the memory component's load signal"
My interpretation of the circuit in the picture is that S will either tell the device to hold onto its current value Q or accept a new one. So my interpretation of S is like its a key that tells locks or unlocks the path to accept a new value.
In what sense are we "loading" and how is S the load signal? We can only store one value Q at a time it seems so it seems we are not loading but setting a value
- Why is S controlled by a gate? Whose gate?