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Proposal of dual-powered superconducting logic circuits

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A novel structure of high-speed Josephson logic circuits is proposed. Josephson logic gates have latching characteristics and can hold data as long as bias currents are supplied. Through effective use of these latching characteristics, logic circuits can be constructed with wide operating margins. Dual power supplies, properly phased, separately drive logic circuits divided into two groups. Logic signals are transferred from one logic group to the other or vice versa, and one group is reset into a zero voltage state when the other group is active for logic operation. For combinational circuits, the basic configuration of an astable flip-flop and a delay circuit are presented to prevent the logic circuit from `racing'. As an example of sequential circuits, a bistable flip-flop to store data is constructed without any superconducting loop.

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Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 4 )