HBT devices and circuits for signal and data processing

R. Yu*, S. Beccue, Mau-Chung Chang, K. Nary, R. Nubling, K. Pedrotti, R. Pierson, K. Runge, N. H. Sheng, P. Thomas, P. Zampardi, K. C. Wang

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Production and laboratory AlGaAs/GaAs HBT processes were developed, enabling implementation of high-precision and high-speed circuits to meet the ever increasing demands on information bandwidths. Under normal bias conditions, the production HBT process shows transistor ft and fmax above 50 GHz, while the laboratory process reveals/of 60 GHz and fmax of 110 GHz. With these two HBT processes, numerous high-speed and high-precision circuits for signal and data processing were implemented. In particular, we have designed and fabricated a 8-bit, 2 GS s-1 ADC and a 6-bit, 4 GS s-1 ADC for instrumentation and digital receiver applications; a 40 GBit s-1 4:1 multiplexer and an 8-channel, 2.5 GBit s-1 laser driver array for optical communication transmitters; a 50 dBΩ, 25 GHz preamplifier, a DC-26 GHz 10-16 dB variable gain amplifer, a 30 GBit s-1 data/clock regeneration circuit, two 40 GBit s-1 nonlinear (differentiate/rectify and delay/multiply) clock regeneration circuits, and a 40 GBit s-1 phase detector circuit for optical communication receivers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1419-1431
Number of pages13
JournalSolid-State Electronics
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997

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