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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
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Punchthrough analysis of Josephson logic circuits

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Abstract

We have developed a simple analytical method for determining punchthrough probabilities of Josephson logic circuits. In this paper we describe the method, apply it to the Current Injection Logic (CIL) family, and compare the results to punchthrough probabilities determined by numerical techniques. The method involves replacing interferometers by point junctions to simplify the equivalent circuit, and then finding approximate solutions to the resulting circuit equations which allow reduction of the circuit punchthrough problem to ‘a point-junction punchthrough problem for which the solution can be calculated from existing theory. Of the circuits in the CIL family, we find that the AND circuits have higher punchthrough probabilities than the OR circuits, and that the 4AND has higher punchthrough probabilities than the 2AND. We predict that in order to reduce the punchthrough probability of the ClL 4AND (designed in 2.5 micrometer Pb-alloy technology) to less than 10-20, the required transition time of the bipolar AC power supply will be about 750 pS. This is roughly 200 pS more than would be required for the 20R. © 1983 IEEE

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01 Jan 1983

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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

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