Re: DE and hot-swap disk caddies

Alan Cox (
Thu, 28 Mar 2002 09:39:53 +0000 (GMT)

> Then there is this talking around about the "tristate of some" device.
> I'm really a bit sick of it. Becouse there is no such a state
> like a tri-state. We have just bus drivers on both ends.
> They are implemented usually as Schmidt triggers. They have three
> possible states on output: low voltage, high voltage, high resistance.

Which is one, two, three states -> tri-state.

Electronics terminology then abuses that to mean the high impedance state (not
high resistance please if we are going to be picky).

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