High-speed, low-power emitter coupled logic circuits

Tadahiro Kuroda

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    Emitter-coupled logic (ECL) circuits have often been employed in very high-speed VLSI circuits. However, a passive pull-down scheme in an output stage results in high power dissipation as well as slow pulldown transition. Gate stacking in a current switch logic stage keeps ECL circuits from operating at low power supply voltages. In this section, a high-speed active pull-down scheme in the output stage, as well as a low-voltage series-gating scheme in the logic stage will be presented. The two circuit techniques can be employed together to obtain multiple effects in terms of speed and power.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Computer Engineering Handbook
    PublisherCRC Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9781420041545
    ISBN (Print)9780849308857
    Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)


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