Date of Award
Electrical and Computer Engineering
An attempt was made to build a high-speed logic circuit, using tunnel-diodes, to perform digital integration. The maximum input rate was set at 50 Mhz, and costs were kept to a minimum. Although the logic design and individual circuits were perfected, a working high-speed digital integrator was not achieved for a number of reasons. Among these was the extreme sensitivity of the circuits to bins levels, especially the flip-flop circuits whose operation was unreliable. However, an economical and unilateral logic gate was perfected, but the overall circuit was found to be impractical due to unreliability.
Reynolds, Gregory Evan, "Tunnel-diode implementation of high-speed digital logic" (1969). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 8814.