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bistable

1. having two stable states
2. Computing another name for flip-flop

bistable

[¦bī¦stā·bəl]
(science and technology)
Capable of assuming either of two stable states.

bistable

Pronounced "bye-stable." With regard to electronics, it refers to technologies that maintain their binary state without power, although they require power to change it. For example, non-volatile storage, such as flash memory, maintains its 0 or 1 state without power. A flip-flop is a bistable circuit, and E Ink and cholesteric LCDs are bistable display technologies. See non-volatile memory, future memory chips, flip-flop, E Ink and cholesteric LCD.
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This might explain occasionally bi-stable behavior on specific joint configurations.
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We are excited by our discovery and the prospect of finally being able to exploit the long-conjectured bi-stable electrical conductivity of ferroelectric materials," said ORNL Wigner Fellow Peter Maksymovych.
With this proven bi-stable technology, devices using E Ink Imaging Film have demonstrated both long life and high reliability, leading to the development of a whole new class of consumer products over the past few years.
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In addition, compared to other technologies, E Ink is completely bi-stable, requiring no power to hold an image or page of text.
This technology is bi-stable, meaning it is very low power and highly reflective.
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Qualcomm's mirasol displays are bi-stable, energy efficient, offer refresh rates to support interactive content and are highly reflective, allowing for superb viewing quality in a wide range of environmental conditions, including bright sunlight.