Beyond charge-based computation: Boolean and non-Boolean computing with spin torque devices

Kaushik Roy, Mrigank Sharad, Deliang Fan, Karthik Yogendra

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11 Scopus citations

Abstract

While the promise of spin-torque devices for future on-chip memory is now well recognized, application of spin devices in computational hardware remains an exploratory research-domain. Several 'all-spin' as well as hybrid design-techniques have been explored for computing applications of nano-magnets. A majority of such efforts have been focused on digital logic design. Emerging spintronic phenomena may lead to ultra-low-voltage, current-mode, spin-torque devices that can offer attractive computing capabilities, beyond digital switches. Such devices may be suitable for non-Boolean data-processing applications which involve analog processing. Integration of such spin-torque devices with charge-based devices like CMOS and resistive memory can lead to highly energy-efficient information processing hardware for applicatons like pattern-matching, neuromorphic-computing, image-processing, data-conversion, and programmable-threshold-logic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, ISLPED 2013
Pages139-142
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, ISLPED 2013 - Beijing, China
Duration: Sep 4 2013Sep 6 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design
ISSN (Print)1533-4678

Other

Other2013 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, ISLPED 2013
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period9/4/139/6/13

Keywords

  • analog
  • logic
  • low power
  • neuromorphic
  • spin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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