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IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
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AC Powered Josephson Latch Circuits

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Abstract

The design and experimental verification of a novel Josephson latch circuit are reported. This latch is powered by the same ac power as that used for the latching logic circuits, thus eliminating the additional power supply demanded by other Josephson latch circuits. A SET/RESET latch and a 2-port DATA latch with LSSD capability are reported. WRITE delays of 110 ps and 65 ps, respectively, for the DATA and the SET/RESET modes of operation have been estimated using computer simulations. The data stored in the latch is read out into the SLAVE circuit before the ac power supply waveform completes its polarity transition; thus, the read operation does not contribute any delay to the machine cycle. Experimental latch circuits have been fabricated using a 2.5 μm Pb-alloy process. The experimental results are discussed. The experimental latch has been operated at cycle times approaching 1 ns and the risetime of the current transfer in the latch storage loop is measured using on-chip sampling to be about 100 ps, in good agreement with computer simulations. Copyright © 1983 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

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01 Jan 1982

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IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits

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