This paper describes the design and performance of an 80-Gbit/s 2 : 1 selector-type multiplexer IC fabricated with InAlAs/InGaAs/InP HEMT's By using a double-layer interconnection process with a low-dielectric insulator, microstrip lines were designed to make impedance-matched, high-speed intercell connection of critical signal paths. The record operating data rate was measured on a 3-in wafer. In spite of the bandwidth limitation on the measurement setup, clear eye patterns were successfully observed for the first time. The obtained circuit speed improvement from the previous result of 64 Gbit/s owes much to this high-speed interconnection design.
- IC multiplexer
- Optical communications
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering