Accession Number:

ADA285533

Title:

Superconductive Signal-Processing Circuits

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 1990-Oct 1993

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

This work addresses new signal processing circuits using the special features of superconductivity. A novel flash-type analog-to-digital converter based on a comparator invented in the preceding contract period was demonstrated. The comparator was shown to be useful as a logic gate and an encoder was designed with it. A high-resolution delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter was devised with superconductive components in spite of the lack of an analog integrator in this technology. Positive theoretical results are being followed up experimentally. A simple flux-shuttle single-flux-quantum shift register was devised and several different readout schemes were studied. A six- bit-long version was successfully tested at 1 GHz. A decoder that takes in a five-bit word to select one of 32 output lines was completed. The design involved very tight limitations on current and power. The decoder was combined with a serial-to-parallel converter and operated at 2 GHz. A study of the appropriate architectures for various types of superconductive or Josephson digital technology was developed an inductance-extraction program.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE