Ultra-high speed CMOS circuits in thin SIMOX films

Avid Kamgar, S. J. Hillenius, H. I. Cong, R. L. Field, W. S. Lindenberger, G. K. Celler, L. E. Trimble, J. C. Sturm

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CMOS dual-modulus prescaler circuits were built in very thin SIMOX films. They operate at 6.2 GHz, the highest speed ever reported for a digital CMOS circuit and 50% faster than the control circuits built in bulk Si. The high speed is obtained by taking advantage of the intrinsic properties of the SOI (silicon-on-insulator) structure combined with the symmetric CMOS technology that simultaneously optimizes the characteristics of both the p- and n-channel transistors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)829-832
Number of pages4
JournalTechnical Digest - International Electron Devices Meeting
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes
Event1989 International Electron Devices Meeting - Technical Digest - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Dec 3 1989Dec 6 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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