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16 December 1992 Silicon ULSI systems: a new communications challenge for optoelectronics
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Proceedings Volume 1622, Emerging Optoelectronic Technologies; (1992)
Event: Emerging OE Technologies, Bangalore, India, 1991, Bangalore, India
Electronic system U3iflfl ULSI wi11 be based on ultrasmall features for ULSI monolithic circuits and on small f eatures for advanced packaging such as multi-chip modules (MCMs). These reduced interconnection cross sections are needed to achieve very high density circuits but may conflict with achieving very high data rates across thos e interconnections. Optical interconnections may provide both very high density interconnections and very high speed data rates. Most comparisons of optical with electrical inter. onnection emphasize the high speed bipolar circuits rather than the high density CMOS circuits. However within VLSI/ULSI systems CMOS interconnections are quite different from and offer several advantages (particularly lower power dissipation at the system level) over bipolar LSI interconnections. The role of optical interconnects is viewed here from the perspective of the CMOS interconnection environment. L
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Stuart K. Tewksbury "Silicon ULSI systems: a new communications challenge for optoelectronics", Proc. SPIE 1622, Emerging Optoelectronic Technologies, (16 December 1992);

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