Elastic Store Operation

Abstract: The elastic store inside of Maxim T1, E1, and J1 devices serves as a dual port buffer between the line side and the system side of the device. It allows the two sides to operate in different clock domains or even at different frequencies. The nature of the elastic store makes it difficult to understand how the device reacts under a given set of conditions. This application note presents many different examples and should remove most questions about how the elastic store operates under these varying conditions.