Accession Number : ADP008628

Title :   Fanout Analysis of a Low-Skew Clock Distribution Network with Optical Amplifiers,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Li, C. -S. ; Tong, F. ; Messerschmitt, D. G.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Optimization of the performance of a high-speed synchronous digital system requires tight control of the timing skew within a clock distribution network (CDN). Techniques for distributing the optical clock signals in a single-stage CDN have been suggested to reduce the timing skew, and the fanout is found to be much larger than that obtained from an electronic CDN. In this paper, we investigate the enhancement of fanout when optical amplifiers, which could either be semiconductor laser amplifiers or fiber amplifiers, are introduced in a CDN. The clock distribution architecture under consideration is shown.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER NETWORKS, *AMPLIFIERS, *CLOCKS, *OPTICAL CIRCUITS, FAN OUT CIRCUITS, SKEWNESS, OPTICAL PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE