For highly integrated circuits, the partitioning of ensembles of microstructured devices into architectural blocks and the interconnection of these blocks and devices becomes exceedingly important. Future ULSI will require that new architectures which emphasize near-neighbor interaction and overall hierarchial restructuring be developed. These architectures are expected to have similarities to current iterative arrays and cellular automata, as well as to some implementations of distributed associative memories. In the latter case, only those with the short interconnections, such as the transitive ergodic associative memory, are amenable to ULSI.
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- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering