Fiber Optic Connected Logic (FOCL)™
Transistors and diodes have what is called a propagation delay. This is the amount of time the transistor or diode takes to go from on to off and vice versa. Realizing this, the more electronic switches used in a particular device, the slower the circuit will be in performing the appropriate function. Using fiber optics to transmit data between logic gates increases the speeds and provides other benefits as well, such as lower power consumption and lower possibility of faulty information being transmitted and received. The Fiber Optic Connected Logic (FOCL)™ is primarily intended for data transmission and not for power amplification, transformation, or the increasing or decreasing of voltage.
PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Plurality of Logic Gates
- Increases Performance Speed of Transistors and Diodes
- Transmits Data Quickly
A logic circuit comprising: a plurality of logic gates; a first of the plurality logic gates further comprising a first bipolar junction transistor (BJT) having a first BJT base, a first BJT emitter and a first BJT collector, and a first photodiode having a first photodiode cathode and a first photodiode anode attached to the first BJT base; a second of the plurality of logic gates further comprising a second BJT having a second BJT base, a second BJT emitter, and a second BJT collector, and a second photodiode attached to the second BJT base; wherein light through a first fiber-optic line turns on the first photodiode and connects a first positive voltage to the first BJT base; a first light emitting diode (LED) having a first LED cathode and a first LED anode attached to an output of the first logic gate for transmitting light through a second fiber-optic line to the second photodiode of the second logic gate; fiber-optic transmission lines for connecting the plurality of logic gates within the logic circuit and transmitting binary information in the form of light between the plurality of logic gates within the logic circuit.
The photodiodes convert the binary information in the form of light into binary information in the form of electronic pulses to be processed by the BJTs. The first LED converts the binary information in the form of electronic pulses that have been processed by the first BJT into light. The fiber optic transmission lines are used as a transmission medium for the binary information in the form of light connecting an LED of a logic gate to a photodiode of the following logic gate within the logic circuit.
- Logic Circuits
- Semiconductor Chips
The FOCL™ is covered by United States Utility Patent: 11,108,397
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