Characterization and design of the complementary JFET LAMBDA-DIODE SRAM
AdvisorSchrimpf, Ronald D.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe LAMBDA-DIODE was invented in integrated-circuit form in 1974. There was a proposal about this device's application in memory circuits at that time. This thesis is to evaluate the circuit performance of the COMPLEMENTARY JFET LAMBDA-DIODE SRAM. It investigates the speed, power consumption and chip area of this circuit compared with the JFET CROSS COUPLED SRAM by using SPICE and breadboard simulation techniques. The results show positive signs of the Λ-DIODE's feasibility for use in VLSI static memory circuits from the chip area aspect if the parasitic capacitance of the JFET device could be minimized to reduce the power delay product.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Electrical and Computer Engineering