[Hardware] The market of ASICs (One GigaKey / Second?)

Elektron elektron_rc5 at yahoo.ca
Wed Aug 11 02:13:24 EDT 2004


On 11 Aug, 2004, at 13:13, david fleischer wrote:

> --- jbass at dmsd.com wrote:
>
>> Anybody know what happens to an FPGA's performance
>> if you cool it down
>> to 10K?
>>
>> John
>
> It gets faster... by how much? the thresholds of the
> transistors go down by about 1 mV for each 3deg, if i
> remember correctly. This makes them switch faster,
> until all of the delay is caused not by the switching
> but by the routing (in an FPGA this dominates).

I think semiconductors don't work properly at really low temperatures, 
but that could just be me.

- Purr



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