Skip to Main Content
This paper describes power reduction circuit techniques in an ultra-high-speed emitter-coupled logic (ECL)-CMOS SRAM. Introduction of a 0.25-/spl mu/m MOS transistor allows a Y decoder and a bit-line driver to be composed of CMOS circuits, resulting in a power reduction of 34%. Moreover, a variable-impedance load has been proposed to reduce cycle time. A 1-Mb ECL-CMOS SRAM was developed by using these circuit techniques and 0.2-/spl mu/m BiCMOS technology. The fabricated SRAM has an ultrafast access time of 550 ps and a high operating frequency of 900 MHz with a power dissipation of 43 W.
Date of Publication: April 2000