High-speed and low-power cellular non-linear networks using single-electron tunneling technology

C. Gerousis, Stephen Goodnick, W. Porod, A. I. Csurgay

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Abstract

We investigate the use of nanoelectronic structures in cellular non-linear networks (CNN) for potential applications in future high-density and low-power CMOS-nano device hybrid circuits. We first discuss simple CNN linear architectures using single-electron tunneling (SET) transistor summing-inverter circuits, which are capacitively coupled to the inputs and outputs of nearest neighbor cells. Monte Carlo simulation results are then used to show CNN-like behavior in realizing different functionality such as shadowing. The SET-CNN circuit was optimized to operate at 1 GHz, which is a desirable feature for high-speed image processing applications. Finally, we estimate the power consumption of the SET-CNN and compare it to a state-of-the-art CMOS processor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: May 26 2002May 29 2002

Other

Other2002 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period5/26/025/29/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Gerousis, C., Goodnick, S., Porod, W., & Csurgay, A. I. (2002). High-speed and low-power cellular non-linear networks using single-electron tunneling technology. In Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (Vol. 2)