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Emitter Coupled Random Access Memory Cell Having Self Contained Current Source Transistor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066727D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Eardley, DB [+details]

Abstract

The value of the required power supply voltage for an emitter coupled random-access memory cell is reduced by providing a current source transistor and its resistor within each cell. The reduction in power supply voltage is with respect to the alternative design of placing only a current equalization resistor in each cell and providing a common current source transistor and its resistor outside the cell to supply all cells on a common word line.