New Josephson-CMOS Interface Amplifier

作者:Wei Daniel*; Whiteley Stephen R; Zheng Lizhen; Park Heejoung; Kim Hoki; Van Duzer Theodore
来源:IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 2011, 21(3): 805-808.


High-speed amplification fromJosephson-level digital signals of a few millivolts to the volt levels employed in CMOS devices is optimally done in two stages. For the first stage we use a Josephson circuit which amplifies a few-millivolt input to several tens of millivolts. This drives a CMOS digital amplifier. The CMOS amplifier must be calibrated to compensate for random threshold voltage variations in the fabrication process; the design of a digital calibration circuit is included. Simulations of the calibrated amplifier at 300 K show a digital output of 1.8 V with a delay of 70-90 ps when fabricated in a 65 nm CMOS process. Simulations for 4 K will yield better results and are in progress.

  • 出版日期2011-6