chapter  15
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Logic Design Principles and Examples

The logic circuits used in high-speed compound semiconductor digital ICs must satisfy the same essential conditions for design robustness and performance as digital ICs fabricated in other technologies. The static or dc design of a logic cell must guarantee adequate voltage and/or current gain to restore the signal levels in a chain of similar cells. A minimum

noise margin

must be provided for tolerance against process variation, temperature, and induced noise from ground bounce, crosstalk, and EMI so that functional circuits and systems are produced with good electrical yield. Propagation delays must be determined as a function of loading and power dissipation.