IEEE Electron Device Letters

Sub-300-ps CBL Circuits

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This paper describes advanced charge-buffered-logic (CBL) circuits featuring double-poly self-alignment, a “free” epi-base lateral p-n-p (cutoff frequency = 300 MHz only), and deep trench isolation. Using 1.2-μm design rules and a modified push-pull output stage, a gate delay (fan-in = 3) of 278 ps was obtained at a dc current of 30 μA/gate. © 1989 IEEE