Kitchen table testing of 10 GHz superconducting electronic circuits

Coenrad J. Fourie*, Willem J. Perold, Ulrich Büttner

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

As the clock speeds of experimental digital electronic circuits increase beyond the measurement ranges of commercial oscilloscopes, the testing and verification thereof becomes a significant problem. Superconducting circuits add further complications, such as 4 Kelvin operating temperatures, output signal levels of around 300 μV, and the need for comprehensive magnetic field screening. This article discusses the testing of such circuits with minimal equipment and very low budgets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2004 IEEE AFRICON
Subtitle of host publication7th AFRICON Conference in Africa: Technology Innovation
Pages537-542
Number of pages6
Volume1
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 IEEE AFRICON: 7th AFRICON Conference in Africa: Technology Innovation - Gaborone, Botswana
Duration: Sep 15 2004Sep 17 2004

Other

Other2004 IEEE AFRICON: 7th AFRICON Conference in Africa: Technology Innovation
CountryBotswana
CityGaborone
Period09/15/0409/17/04

Keywords

  • Cryogenic testbed
  • Low frequency testing
  • RSFQ
  • Superconducting electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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