Gallium Arsenide Digital Circuits

  • Omar Wing

Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 109)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Omar Wing
    Pages 1-14
  3. Omar Wing
    Pages 15-61
  4. Omar Wing
    Pages 63-93
  5. Omar Wing
    Pages 95-104
  6. Omar Wing
    Pages 105-134
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    Pages 135-147
  8. Omar Wing
    Pages 149-184
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 185-188

About this book


Gallium Arsenide technology has come of age. GaAs integrated circuits are available today as gate arrays with an operating speed in excess of one Gigabits per second. Special purpose GaAs circuits are used in optical fiber digital communications systems for the purpose of regeneration, multiplexing and switching of the optical signals. As advances in fabrication and packaging techniques are made, the operat­ ing speed will further increase and the cost of production will reach a point where large scale application of GaAs circuits will be economical in these and other systems where speed is paramount. This book is written for students and engineers who wish to enter into this new field of electronics for the first time and who wish to embark on a serious study of the subject of GaAs circuit design. No prior knowledge of GaAs technology is assumed though some previous experience with MOS circuit design will be helpful. A good part of the book is devoted to circuit analysis, to the extent that is possible for non­ linear circuits. The circuit model of the GaAs transistor is derived from first principles and analytic formulas useful in predicting the approxi­ mate circuit performance are also derived. Computer simulation is used throughout the book to show the expected performance and to study the effects of parameter variations.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Omar Wing
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Center for Telecommunications ResearchColumbia UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8826-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1541-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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