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Bipolar Design, SHPi Process by Tektronix

In order to achieve the same speed and noise characteristics one would have to run transistors at a much higher current in a CMOS design. The power consumption would rise from currently 2mW/channel to around 10-15 mW/channel. Also, at low capacitance level CMOS characteristics are worse than the bipolar characteristics.

Claude Andre Pruneau
Thu Oct 12 17:29:54 EDT 1995