A high speed multi-modulus HBT prescaler

N. H. Sheng*, R. L. Pierson, K. C. Wang, R. B. Nubling, P. M. Asbeck, Mau-Chung Chang, W. L. Edwards, R. J. Erlandson, D. E. Phillips

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Abstract

A high-speed variable-modulus prescaler which divides the input clock frequency by 128 up to 255 with unit step increment has been implemented with heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) technology. A maximum operation frequency of 9.72 GHz with power consumption of 650 mW has been measured. The high-speed performance is attributed to the circuit design to minimize the critical path delay and the intrinsic high-speed characteristics of HBT technology. The circuit design and the fabrication of the devices are described, and the measured performance of the prescalers is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages37-40
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Oct 1990
Event12th Annual IEEE Gallium Arsenide Integrated Circuit Symposium - GaAs IC - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: 7 Oct 199010 Oct 1990

Conference

Conference12th Annual IEEE Gallium Arsenide Integrated Circuit Symposium - GaAs IC
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period7/10/9010/10/90

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