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Patent of the Month: March 2021

March 2021 Patent of The Month Cover Image; Superconducting Waveform Synthesizer, Patent 10,797,684

Patent Description

A superconducting waveform synthesizer produces an arbitrary waveform and includes an encoder that produces a bitstream; a pattern generator that produces a current bias pulse from the bitstream; a Josephson junction that produces a quantized output pulse from the current bias pulse; and a converter that produces an arbitrary waveform from the quantized output pulse. A process for producing an arbitrary waveform includes producing a bitstream; producing a current bias pulse from the bitstream; communicating the current bias pulse to a Josephson junction; producing, by the Josephson junction, a quantized output pulse from the current bias pulse; producing a quantized output pulse from the current bias pulse; and producing an arbitrary waveform from the quantized output pulse.

Cover page of US Patent 10,797,684
Cover Page of US Patent 10,797,684

Inventors

Samuel Paul Benz

Justus Albert Brevik

Manuel Angel Castellanos Beltran

Paul David Dresselhaus

Peter Farrell Hopkins

Christine Annette Donnelly

Technology Type

Electron Physics

Benefits

This bipolar realization with two arrays is a more practical and useful implementation because it will increase the output voltage and eliminate DC offsets from the output signals.

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Created February 19, 2021, Updated March 1, 2021