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Homework Help: How to find W/L?

  1. Jan 23, 2013 #1
    How to find W/L??

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The exercise already tells me that the value of W/L is 2. However, I can't seem to understand where that result came from. I'd like to know how I can get to that conclusion.

    Here is the exercise with the graph of the inverter:
    Inverter image:

    Exercise, part 1:

    Exercise, part 2:

    2. Relevant equations
    Here is a picture of relevant formulas of MOSFETS:

    There is also the formula in the hint that is given in the exercise:

    3. The attempt at a solution

    So, using the formula given in the hint, I substitute the values (I already know the 48 KΩ part):

    48k = 1/((125μ)(W/L)(2.5 - 0.5))

    Solving for W/L, I get:

    12 = 1 / (W/L)

    W/L = 1 / 12 = 0.08333

    However, the answer says that W/L is supposed to be 2. What am I doing wrong here???

    Thanks a lot.


    It might be worth noting that, since this is an exercise working with CMOS circuits, then the relevant state that it should be analyzed in is in Triode and Cutoff modes.
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  3. Jan 24, 2013 #2
    Re: How to find W/L??

    Here I will upload the pictures, just in case the links don't work.

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  4. Jan 24, 2013 #3
    Re: How to find W/L??

    Last one.

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