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Low-power high-performance GaAs SCL cell family for signal-processing applications
Author(s): Pok Ming Lau; Chakra R. Srivatsa; Ahmadreza Rofougaran; J. Chow; Richard C. Eden; Frank S. Lee
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Paper Abstract

An advanced, low power, high performance GaAs standard cell library (SC10000) has been developed which is uniquely applicable to signal processing applications. The SC10000 library is based on source-coupled logic (SCL) in order to achieve good noise margin with small voltage swings and optimum speed-power product. The SCL design techniques can simplify complex logic to a single current tree, resulting in faster real-time arithmetic operations. In addition to low power cells, the SC10000 library contains very high performance cells such as input buffers, clock drivers, and flip-flops running at speeds up to 6.5 GHz. The library is supported by an advanced enhancement-depletion mode MESFET technology which has been built around the heart of a proven depletion mode technology. This advanced technology can easily support very large scale integrated circuits of 10000 gate complexity. Furthermore, the library is supported on several CAD/CAE systems to shorten the ASIC design cycle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1291, Optical and Digital Gallium Arsenide Technologies for Signal Processing Applications, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21008
Show Author Affiliations
Pok Ming Lau, GigaBit Logic, Inc. (United States)
Chakra R. Srivatsa, GigaBit Logic, Inc. (United States)
Ahmadreza Rofougaran, GigaBit Logic, Inc. (United States)
J. Chow, GigaBit Logic, Inc. (United States)
Richard C. Eden, GigaBit Logic, Inc. (United States)
Frank S. Lee, GigaBit Logic, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1291:
Optical and Digital Gallium Arsenide Technologies for Signal Processing Applications
Mark P. Bendett; Daniel H. Butler; Arati Prabhakar; Andrew C. Yang, Editor(s)

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