CHAPTER 5

DIGITAL APPLICATIONS

Richard W. Ralston and Malcolm R. Beasley

INTRODUCTION

Although not its primary charge, in the course of its site visits the WTEC panel tried to acquire a picture of digital superconducting electronics in Japan. In particular, the panel tried to assess the situation in historical perspective, beginning with the evolution of low temperature superconducting (LTS) digital electronics and concluding with the prospects for high temperature superconducting (HTS) digital electronics. While necessarily less well documented than for radio frequency (rf) applications, panelists feel the assessment of digital superconducting applications in Japan is generally accurate.


Published: July 1998; WTEC Hyper-Librarian