New High Speed Amplifier Designs, Design Techniques and Layout Problems

  • William H. Gross


This paper presents a short review of high speed circuit topologies and several new improvements. The described circuits include both voltage and current feedback amplifiers. Complete amplifier circuits for both complementary and standard bipolar processes are summarized along with techniques for individual amplifier stage implementations. The presentation utilizes intuition and experience more than rigorous mathematics. All of the circuits described have been implemented in silicon.


Wire Bond Output Impedance Slew Rate Capacitive Load Emitter Follower 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • William H. Gross
    • 1
  1. 1.Linear Technology CorporationMilpitasUSA

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