Device Figure-of-Merits for High-Speed Digital ICs and Baseband Amplifiers

Eiichi SANO  Yutaka MATSUOKA  Tadao ISHIBASHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E78-C   No.9   pp.1182-1188
Publication Date: 1995/09/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Ultra-High-Speed Electron Devices)
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Keyword: 
high-speed IC,  amplifier,  flip-flop,  HBT,  MESFET,  optical communication,  

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Summary: 
Device figure-of-merits for digital ICs are derived from analytical delay expressions for emitter-coupled logic and source-coupled FET logic inverters and are compared with the operating speeds of D-F/Fs reported in previous studies. We show that device figure-of-merits for baseband amplifiers are equivalent to those for digital ICs. The validity of device figure-of-merits are confirmed by measuring the bandwidth of the baseband amplifiers fabricated with AlGaAs/GaAs LBCTs.