# Why JK flip-flop is called universal flip-flop?

## Why JK flip-flop is called universal flip-flop?

JK Flip Flop is a flip flop which consists of a few logic gates in front of a D-flip flop. A JK flip-flop is also called a universal flip-flop because it can be configured to work as an SR flip-flop, D flip-flop or T flip-flop.

## What is JK flip-flop explain with logic diagram?

The JK flip flop is basically a gated SR flip-flop with the addition of a clock input circuitry that prevents the illegal or invalid output condition that can occur when both inputs S and R are equal to logic level “1”.

What is the difference between JK and SR flip-flop?

The only difference between JK flip flop and SR flip flop is that when both inputs of SR flip flop is set to 1, the circuit produces the invalid states as outputs, but in case of JK flip flop, there are no invalid states even if both ‘J’ and ‘K’ flip flops are set to 1.

### Is a JK flip-flop asynchronous?

The normal data inputs to a flip flop (D, S and R, or J and K) are referred to as synchronous inputs because they have an effect on the outputs (Q and not-Q) only in step, or in sync, with the clock signal transitions.

### What is JK and SR flip flop?

The JK flip flop is a universal flip flop having two inputs ‘J’ and ‘K’. In SR flip flop, the ‘S’ and ‘R’ are the shortened abbreviated letters for Set and Reset, but J and K are not. The J and K are themselves autonomous letters which are chosen to distinguish the flip flop design from other types.

What is synchronous and asynchronous flip-flops?

In synchronous counter, all flip flops are triggered with same clock simultaneously. In asynchronous counter, different flip flops are triggered with different clock, not simultaneously. 2. Synchronous Counter is faster than asynchronous counter in operation.

## How do Sr JK and D flip-flops differ?

JK flip-flop is same as S-R flip-flop but without any restricted input. The restricted input of S-R latch toggles the output of JK flip-flop. JK flip-flop is modified version of D flip-flop. We attach a combinational circuit to a D flip-flop to convert it into JK flip-flop.