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Title:MICON: Connection logic circuits using current-based data representation and thresholding methods
Author(s):Estell, John Kevin
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Poppelbaum, W.J.
Department / Program:Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
Computer Science
Discipline:Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
Computer Science
Abstract:CONLOG (for connection logic) is the name given to a set of fast current controlled circuits characterized by its methods of data representation and gate interconnections. Because of its properties, only one basic circuit topology is required to implement a particular CONLOG family. Furthermore, to adjust circuit parameters all that is needed is to make minor adjustments in a few component values. A specific implementation of CONLOG circuitry, MICON, is presented with examples of how it can be used as a basis for the development of a complete set of computer circuits. MICON circuits are very flexible in their design as there are no specifically required values for such items as the power supply voltages and the magnitude of current used for data representation. All standard logic functions, as well as some of the more exotic and complex logic functions, can be easily implemented using this circuitry. Improvements to the basic MICON circuit are also presented, demonstrating power dissipation reduction and both temperature and power supply independence. There are drawbacks to go along with the benefits of using a current-based data representation method; two logic designs using MICON circuitry are presented to illustrate each point.
Issue Date:1991
Rights Information:Copyright 1991 Estell, John Kevin
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9136587
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9136587

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