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Transmitting Data via I/O Interconnection from Computer in Liquid Helium Environment to Receiver in Room Temperature Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069642D
Original Publication Date: 1978-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Herrell, DJ Matick, RE [+details]

Abstract

In situations where it is desired to provide a serial output from a computer operating in a liquid helium environment (4.2 degrees K) to a receiver operating at room temperature, where signal repetition rates are of the order of 20 megabits per second, the receiver required would have rather large gain-bandwidth requirements and consequently would be relatively expensive. A narrow band receiver can be utilized if the data being transmitted is held in DC powered latches for approximately 10 machine cycles.