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Homework Help: How does my book come to this conclusion?

  1. Jan 22, 2013 #1
    I'm starting my Digital Electronics course and I'm having trouble understanding how this example from my book gets to it's conclusion.

    It's about designing an inverter with certain specifications, but how do I find the value of W/L??? How do I get the 2 that the answer says?

    Here are the pictures of the exercise and another picture with formulas that may or may not be relevant.

    Picture of inverter:
    Exercise, part 1

    Exercise, part 2 (answers):

    Relevant equations (?):

    Thank you all very much. I'd just like to understand how the book got to the answers:

    W/L = 2
    R = 48 kohm
    power = 125 microWatts
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  3. Jan 25, 2013 #2


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    When the FET is conducting they want VGS to be 0.1 and ID to be 50 * 10-6. Ohms law says RDS=VGS/ID.
    Rearrange the equation they give to get W/L. I agree with their answer 2.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013
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