Patent Number: 7,102,380

Title: High speed integrated circuit

Abstract: A novel driver circuit that uses a differential driver as a design backbone is described. Unlike a conventional differential interface, which typically has two or more outputs for providing an output signal and its complement, one of the differential driver's outputs is coupled to drive an output signal onto a signal line, while another one of the differential driver's outputs is unused and terminated, for instance by coupling the output to package ground or a voltage source via a capacitor. The performance of the driver circuit is significantly improved over conventional singled-ended driver designs.

Inventors: Kao; Richard F. C. (San Jose, CA)


International Classification: H03K 17/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018