Accession Number:

AD0263569

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF A TUNNEL-DIODE FLIP-FLOP

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Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS LAB

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Report Date:

1961-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A nonsynchronous tunnel-diode flip-flop is described and analyzed. All of the detailed analysis deals with the case of an unloaded circuit. Methods are developed which describe the dynamic behavior of the circuit and provide for the determination of rise time and maximum repetition frequency. Stability of the circuit in its steady state is considered and restrictions governing it are clearly set out. Experimental verification of the theoretical predictions is provided, and in general appears to bear out the theory very well. A particular circuit used as a vehicle for the methods of analysis was found to have a rise time of the order of 10 nanoseconds, and was theoretically able to trigger on a pulse of 1.28 ma amplitude, and 2.1 nanoseconds duration. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE