BiCMOS


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BiCMOS

(hardware)
A manufacturing process for semiconductor devices that combines bipolar and CMOS to give the best balance between available output current and power consumption.

BiCMOS

(BIpolarCMOS) A type of integrated circuit that uses both bipolar and CMOS technologies. The logic gates are primarily made of CMOS, but their output stages use bipolar junction transistors (BJTs). Bipolar transistors consume more current (and therefore dissipate more power), but which switch faster. See bipolar and MOSFET.
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Circuit implementations for CMOS, SiGe-HBT, SiGe BiCMOS, and InP-HBT 30-80 Gb/s high-speed circuit in the production of 130 nm SiGe BiCMOS and InP HBT technologies are compared and analysed.
The whole AGC amplifier is designed and fabricated in 0.13 [micro]m SiGe HBT BiCMOS technology with an [f.sub.T] of 200-GHz and [f.sub.MAX] of 250GHz.
Cauwenberghs, "A translinear SiGe BiCMOS current-controlled oscillator with 80 Hz-800 MHz tuning range", Analog 1ntegrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol.
Winkler, "Integrated 22 GHz low-phase-noise VCO with digital tuning in SiGe BiCMOS technology," Electronic Lett., Vol.
The MB15H156 RF front-end chip is built using Fujitsu's BiCMOS process, which integrates most RF-externals, and features on-chip IF-filters, VCO, PLL, oscillators and LNA.
Atmel is also a provider of system-level integration semiconductor solutions using CMOS, BiCMOS, SiGe, and high-voltage BCDMOS process technologies.
This is leading to the production of SiGe bipolar BiCMOS chips where both communications and computing transistors are placed on one chip.
Atmel is also a leading provider of system-level integration semiconductor solutions using CMOS, BiCMOS, SiGe, and high-voltage BCDMOS process technologies.
The advantage of this design is that it is a proven architecture having been successfully implemented in a number of earlier technologies, including slower speed 1.06/1.25GHz devices utilizing 0.25m m (micron) and 0.35m m CMOS and 0.8m m BiCMOS processes.
has an agreement with IBM entitling AMCC to advanced access and use of IBM's current and future generations of silicon-germanium BiCMOS processes and libraries.
More recently, BiCMOS has been presented as the optimum combination of the high-speed capability of ECL and the high-complexity capability of CMOS.
Active development is proceeding in this area, under the generic name BiCMOS. BiCMOS is also of interest for analogue integrated circuits.