Complementing a logical variable A to give Ā is accomplished using a basic inverter circuit. A standard CMOS inverter is quite simple and is built using two opposite-polarity MOSFETs in a complementary manner. The circuit gives a large output voltage swing and only dissipates significant power when the input is switched; these are two important properties of CMOS logic circuits. This chapter provides a detailed examination of a CMOS inverter and sets the foundations for most higher-level CMOS designs.


Output Capacitance pMOS Transistor CMOS Circuit CMOS Inverter Propagation Delay Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Uyemura
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  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyUSA

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