First I have general question. In a circuit with both logic and D edge flip flop does hold time have to satisfy $t_{hold} < t_{setup}($D-FF$) + t_{pd-min}$(Logic),

or is it enough that $t_{hold} \le t_{setup}($D-FF$) + t_{pd-min}$(Logic) ?

Also i have a question about a specific circuit: enter image description here

with the following times: enter image description here

the question is how much time at least, before and after the fall of the clock does the Input have to be steady? when it is given that $t_{hold}=8ns$

Now, from what I know, the input has to be kept steady for at least $t < t_{pd-min}$(Logic) +$t_{setup}$ time. So I don't understand how $t_{hold}$ comes into consideration here. I'll be glad if could explain.


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Well if someone is interested I have solved the question myself.

First of all, it indeed is possible that $t_{hold} = t_{setup} + t_{pd-min}$.

And about the input time, it has to satisfy: $$t_{hold} \le t_{pd-min}(logic) + t_{input-valid-min}$$

since $t_{hold} = 8ns$ and $t_{pd-min}(Logic) = 10ns$ , even $t_{input-valid-min} = 0$ satisfies this.


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