Robert F. Philhower

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Integrated-circuit interconnect characterization is growing in importance as devices become faster and smaller. Along with this trend, interconnect geometry is becoming more complex, consisting of an increasing number of wiring levels. Accurate numerical extraction of three-dimensional (3-D) interconnect capacitance is essential for achieving design targets(More)
A digital voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) is described which uses frequency multiplication and division to achieve very wide bandwidth. The VCO uses current-mode logic and does not require reactive elements such as inductors, capacitors or varactors. A novel, fully symmetric exclusiveOR (XOR) circuit was developed which uses product pairs and(More)
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