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Non-Complementary MOS Domino Logic Circuit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049469D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Terman, LM [+details]

Abstract

This article relates generally to MOS logic circuits and more specifically to MOS logic circuits which are characterized as domino logic circuits. These circuits are so-called because, under appropriate conditions, a logic front propagates from the first stage of a logic circuit through successive stages by the conditional discharging of successive circuit nodes in a glitch-free manner. A circuit of this character in complementary MOS technology has been described in 1981 ISSCC Digest of Technical Papers in an article entitled A CMOS 32b Single Chip Microprocessor by Murphy, et al, pp. 230-231. The circuit described has no standby power and dissipates power only when the circuits are switching.