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Single-flux-quantum logic
Author(s): T. Van Duzer
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews the several families of single-flux-quantum logic that have appeared in the literature as well as a new one designed in our Laboratory. Some of these have been evaluated in full-adder circuits and found to have approximately the same latency (time between input and output) as a voltage-state circuit. It is pointed out that the throughput of single-flux-quantum circuits can be much higher than with voltage-state circuits because of a much shorter reset time. The applications for these circuits are greatest in data-independent computation such as signal processing. The prospects and problems for these kinds of circuits are discussed both for low- and high-temperature superconductors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1992
Proc. SPIE 1597, Progress in High-Temperature Superconducting Transistors and Other Devices II, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2321840
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T. Van Duzer, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1597:
Progress in High-Temperature Superconducting Transistors and Other Devices II

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