A/D converter using InGaAs/InAlAs resonant-tunneling diodes

Tai Haur Kuo, Hung C. Lin, Robert C. Potter, Dave Shupe

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Abstract

A novel A/D (analog/digital) converter based on the multiwell resonant-tunneling diode (RTD) is described. By using RTDs, the A/D circuit complexity can be reduced. The authors simulated the performance of a 4-bit A/D converter digitizing a triangular wave with the digital output changing at a 30-GHz rate. The results show that the approach holds the promise of greatly increased speed and reduced circuit complexity and power in comparison to state-of-the-art flash A/Ds. The results from breadboard circuits and SPICE3 simulations are very encouraging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages265-273
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Dec 1
EventProceedings IEEE/Cornell Conference on Advanced Concepts in High Speed Semiconductor Devices and Circuits - Ithaca, NY, USA
Duration: 1989 Aug 71989 Aug 9

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OtherProceedings IEEE/Cornell Conference on Advanced Concepts in High Speed Semiconductor Devices and Circuits
CityIthaca, NY, USA
Period89-08-0789-08-09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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