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Non Saturating NOR Logic Circuit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055757D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Hellwarth, GA Holloway, JF Schultz, RA [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a new bipolar NOR logic circuit which is particularly suitable for large-scale integration (LSI) applications. The circuit employs a Schottky barrier diode for preventing transistor saturation and thereby giving higher speed circuit operation. This circuit uses the minimum possible number of circuit components for a basic LSI logic circuit. As a consequence, it has a very small cell area.