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IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits

Issue 1 • Date Feb. 1977

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  • [Inside front cover - Febuary 1977]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): f2
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  • Table of contents (February 1977)

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 1
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  • Editor's Note (February 1977)

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 2
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  • A circuit technique for broadbanding the electronic tuning range of Gunn oscillators

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):21 - 28
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    A circuit technique is described whereby the electronic tuning range obtained by varactor tuning solid-state oscillators, such as Gunn oscillators, can be improved. The principle of the technique has been demonstrated by doubling the tuning range obtained from a coaxial X-band Gunn oscillator using distributed circuit elements. An analytical expression for the improved tuning range is presented an... View full abstract»

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  • A simple but efficient analog computer for simulation of high-speed integrated circuits

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):51 - 58
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    An analog computer is described which performs transient simulation of nonsaturated transistor circuits with little expense of time. The computer contains models of bipolar transistors and Schottky-barrier diodes as well as variable capacitors and resistors, all realized in plug-in technique. The parameters of the semiconductor devices are directly and continuously adjustable. Therefore, no specia... View full abstract»

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  • Monolithic nullor-a universal active network element

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):59 - 64
    Cited by:  Papers (29)  |  Patents (3)
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    The design of a monolithic integrated nullor is described. It is a universal active element with floating input and output ports and with large internal gain. The element consists of a differential input stage, a symmetrical level shift stage, and a differential output stage. In the latter stage the collectors of a long-tailed transistor pair function as a pair of connected vessels for the output ... View full abstract»

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  • Comments on "Rapid determination of emitter- and collector-bulk resistances" [with reply]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 88
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    For original paper see ibid., vol.Sc-11, no.2, p.313-4 (1976). View full abstract»

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  • Author's Reply

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 88
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  • [Back inside cover - February 1977]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): b1
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  • Improved feedback ECL gate with low delay-power product for the subnanosecond region

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):80 - 82
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (2)
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    Feedback ECL gates are well suited as basic elements for high-speed LSI circuits. Unfortunately for higher voltage swings, they have a hysteresis which reduces the noise immunity. Here it will be demonstrated theoretically how to remove the hysteresis and how to optimize the transfer characteristic using emitter resistors. For such a gate, a power dissipation of 1.6 mW and a propagation delay time... View full abstract»

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  • Josephson nonlatching logic circuits

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):73 - 79
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    The authors describe nonlatching logic circuits that can be designed using Josephson junctions as the switching elements. The circuits require no current resetting and can be switched between their two logic states with a subnanosecond delay time. The switching behavior has been simulated numerically. The choice of parameters and junction types is analyzed. The distinctive features which make thes... View full abstract»

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  • Generation of transient response of nonlinear bipolar transistor circuits from device fabrication data

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):29 - 38
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    Dynamic models of double diffused bipolar transistors are generated from device fabrication data. The models consist of interconnections of two- and three-terminal resistors and capacitors whose characteristics are expressed in the form of tabulated values describing piecewise-linear surfaces. A circuit analysis program based on a piecewise-linear approach, simulates the time responses of circuits... View full abstract»

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  • Experimental investigation of TRAPATT diode trigger conditions

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):14 - 20
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    Experimental studies have been carried out to determine the mechanisms by which the TRAPATT mode can be triggered into operation in the S-band frequency range. These investigations indicate that the TRAPATT mode can be triggered either by VHF oscillations or by IMPATT oscillations. The various frequencies interact to control the turn-on time and the current required to trigger the diode into oscil... View full abstract»

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  • Image contour extraction with analog MOS circuit techniques

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):65 - 72
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (3)
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    Simple analog MOS circuits provide real-time contour extraction for video signals from CCD images. Variation in ambient lighting and complexity can be accommodated using novel MOS analog counters. Applications include industrial controls and prosthetics. The possibility of automatic picture focusing is demonstrated with the contour extraction technique developed in this project. View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided characterization of differential amplifiers

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):83 - 86
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    The performance of various differential amplifier stages is studied using the efficient analysis program based upon the methods of Brodersen and Director (1974). Offset voltage, offset current, and common-mode rejection ratio are all characterized in terms of imbalances in the parameters of the transport model of the transistor. The utility of the program as a design aid is demonstrated through th... View full abstract»

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  • Double ion implanted V-MOS technology

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):3 - 9
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    An n-channel double ion implanted (or diffused] lateral V-MOS structure (D-V-MOS) for LSI digital application is presented. The effective channel is formed by the vertical difference in an n-type and a p-type impurity profile on a high resistive p-type substrate through a V-groove technique. Thus the threshold voltage and effective channel length of the D-V-MOS can be directly and accurately contr... View full abstract»

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  • Slew induced distortion in operational amplifiers

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):39 - 44
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    When an operational amplifier is overdriven by a large input signal the output stews. A model has been developed in this paper to predict the influence of slew upon the open-loop and closed-loop frequency response of the operational amplifier. It has been found that, while magnitude distortion occurs in both open- and closed-loop modes, phase distortion only occurs under closed-loop conditions. Ex... View full abstract»

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  • Harmonic output of class-E RF power amplifiers and load coupling network design

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):86 - 88
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    Class-E RF power amplifiers have advantages of explicit a priori designability, reproducibility, high efficiency, and low-stress operation of the power output devices. The authors give information on harmonic output and explicit design criteria for harmonic-suppression networks to be used with class-E power amplifiers. View full abstract»

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  • Integrated optical detector array, waveguide, and modulator based on silicon technology

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):10 - 13
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    An integrated optical (IO) hybrid circuit consisting of a photodetector array, waveguide, and acousto-optic modulator on a common silicon substrate has been fabricated. This IO hybrid circuit is a major step in the development of a combination optical-electronic processing system. In this device an array of p-n junction photodiodes was fabricated on a 2-in silicon wafer and a 7059 glass waveguide ... View full abstract»

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  • Experimental confirmation of an analytical model for charge transfer in charge-coupled devices

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):45 - 50
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    An analytical model for the charge loss as a function of transfer time under low charge levels in surface channel charge-coupled devices has been theoretically determined and experimentally confirmed. The model includes the effect of surface states. A new method of measuring charge transfer makes it possible to determine the role that surface states play in the degradation of signal charge transfe... View full abstract»

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The IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits publishes papers each month in the broad area of solid-state circuits with particular emphasis on transistor-level design of integrated circuits.

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