Automated bias control (ABC) circuit for high-performance VLSIs

Tadahiro Kuroda, Toshiyuki Fukunaga, Kenji Matsuo, Kazuhiko Kasai, Ayako Hirata, Shinji Fujii, Masahiro Kimura, Hiroaki Suzuki

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A novel biasing scheme for sensing circuits, namely the automated bias control (ABC) circuit, is proposed for improving operation margin and minimizing process sensitivity to enhance the performance of VLSIs. The authors describe the ABC circuit and report its three successful applications; a sense amplifier, an address transition detector, and an ECL (emitter coupled logic)-CMOS input buffer. With the ABC circuit, sensing circuits for these high-performance VLSIs are accelerated.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event1991 Symposium on VLSI Circuits - Oiso, Jpn
Duration: 1991 May 301991 Jun 1


Other1991 Symposium on VLSI Circuits
CityOiso, Jpn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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