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High Speed Gaas Ics: Performance And Reliability
Author(s): Ronald M Hickling; John H Kemps
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Paper Abstract

With the data rates of LANs starting to exceed 200 Mbits/sec and long-haul communication systems entering the gigahertz realm, system designers are having to look for alternatives to standard ECL logic to achieve these ultra-high speeds. Until a few years ago, only a precious few OEMs large enough to own a GaAs fab line would have considered it practical to baseline GaAs logic as a solution. However, with the availability of off-the-shelf GaAs digital components, any manufacturer that is accustomed to dealing with ECL technology can now realize system data rates greater than 500 Mbps with ease. This paper will discuss the considerations related to the utilization of GaAs ICs in fiber optic systems including reliability, thermal management, and interconnection issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 1987
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0717, Reliability Considerations in Fiber Optic Applications, (23 February 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937482
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald M Hickling, GigaBit Logic (United States)
John H Kemps, GigaBit Logic (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0717:
Reliability Considerations in Fiber Optic Applications
Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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