A low-voltage differential dual receiver for a SCSI bus uses a symmetrical driver by doing without a termination bias voltage. The data phase and protocol phase of SCSI communication are separated by using two receivers and optimizing each receiver for its particular function. A high-speed receiver is used when transmitting data at high-speeds, and a lower performance, low-speed receiver is used for other SCSI phases. A built-in offset allows the low-speed receiver to operate correctly during bus arbitration. The built-in offset in the low-speed receiver takes the place of the termination bias voltage in a traditional SCSI bus and is implemented in a variety of ways. In a first embodiment, an N-well generation circuit produces a bulk voltage for one transistor of the differential transistor pair that is different than a supply voltage supplied to the bulk of the other transistor. In a second embodiment, each of the transistors of the pair is implanted with a different dosage to change the threshold voltage for each. In a third embodiment, resistors of different sizes are attached to the source of each transistor in the pair in order to produce a different voltage at each source. In a fourth embodiment, two replica comparators are used to monitor an offset voltage of the differential receiver and to send control signals to an adjustable current source. The current source is adjusted by having an up-down counter switch on and off various legs of the current source.
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