CMOS OUTPUT WITH PECL LEVELS
Original Publication Date: 1997-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-15
The need for lower cost and more integrated solutions is driving many functions on to the same integrated circuit. With CMOS's low cost and den- sity advantages over other technologies more spe- cialized functions need to be implemented in CMOS. One such function is a high speed output capable of 1 gigabit per second data rates. Many applications in networking and parallel computing require such speed. As new network protocols such as Fibre Channel and lGb/s Ethernet become a real- ity, CMOS implementations will be required for complete integration into low cost solutions.