Analytic method for calculating current sharing in emitter-coupled bipolar transistors

E. J. Brauer, S. M. Kang

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Abstract

This paper describes an analytic method for calculating current sharing in emitter coupled bipolar transistors. We use a simplified Ebers-Moll transistor model to approximate current sharing by first ignoring the terminal resistances. We then derive an analytic equation to compensate the collector currents in order to include the effect of terminal resistances. The model is accurate for a wide range of device parameters. Our method has applications in emitter-coupled logic functional verification and timing simulation where current sharing in emitter-coupled transistors must be calculated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMidwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages887-890
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780317610
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 36th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems - Detroit, MI, USA
Duration: Aug 16 1993Aug 18 1993

Publication series

NameMidwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Volume2

Other

OtherProceedings of the 36th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
CityDetroit, MI, USA
Period8/16/938/18/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Brauer, E. J., & Kang, S. M. (1993). Analytic method for calculating current sharing in emitter-coupled bipolar transistors. In Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (pp. 887-890). (Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems; Vol. 2). Publ by IEEE.