Multiple-Valued CCD Circuits
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
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The foundation of any computing system is the logic on which it is built. Indeed, the impact of computing on modern technology largely results from the success integrated circuit manufacturers have had in implementing complex circuits compactly. During the 1970s, circuit density doubled every year. However, limits in circuit reduction are now being felt, and the pace has slowed to a doubling every two years, with further slowing expected. This has inspired an interest in innovative ways to achieve still smaller circuits. Currently, important technologies include emitter coupled logic ECL, n-type metal oxide semiconductor nMOS, and complementary metal oxide semiconductor. CMOS in particular predominates because of its low power dissipation, high packing density, and reliability. CMOS devices produce very little heat, making the design of compact systems possible. Power is dissipated only when logic values change the actual storage of a logic value dissipates almost no power.
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