US Patent No: 4,855,619

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Buffered routing element for a user programmable logic device

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A programmable interconnect for programmably connecting transmission lines which are part of a configurable logic array is combined with a buffer at locations within the logic array where a signal will travel from a low capacitance line to a higher capacitance line. Use of a buffer in this arrangement allows for programmable interconnects controlling the configuration of the logic array to be smaller; consuming less power and providing for faster rise and fall of an output signal even when propagating through a long series of programmable interconnects. Several arrangements for programmably controlling the interconnect are taught. Also taught is a means of achieving a very wide AND gate without the need for cascading smaller devices.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
XILINX, INC.SAN JOSE, CA3271

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carter, William S Santa Clara, CA 23 1583
Hsieh, Hung-Cheng Sunnyvale, CA 15 1004

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