Experimental demonstration of a nanoelectromechanical switch-based logic library including sequential and combinational gates

Christopher L. Ayala, Antonios Bazigos, Daniel Grogg, Ute Drechsler, Christoph Hagleitner

Abstract

We present the implementation and experimental verification of the first complete digital logic library based on amorphous carbon (a-C)-coated curved-cantilever nanoelectromechanical (NEM) switch technology. Experimental results for sequential gates - latches and edge-triggered D flip-flops (DFF) - and combinational circuits (NAND, AND) are reported for the first time. The capability of the fabricated NEM switch device to store and maintain charge on internal parasitic capacitances during the off-state is confirmed through measurements of dynamic sequential cells. This complete logic library paves the road towards the development of NEM switch-based microprocessors for ultra-low power logic applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationESSCIRC 2016: 42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages59-62
Number of pages4
Volume2016-October
ISBN (Electronic)9781509029723
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016 Oct 18
Event42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference, ESSCIRC 2016 - Lausanne, Switzerland

Other

Other42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference, ESSCIRC 2016
CountrySwitzerland
CityLausanne
Period16/9/1216/9/15

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Switches
Flip flop circuits
Combinatorial circuits
Amorphous carbon
Microprocessor chips
Capacitance
Demonstrations

Keywords

  • amorphous carbon
  • combinational gates
  • curved cantilever
  • logic library
  • NEM switches
  • sequential gates
  • VLSI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ayala, C. L., Bazigos, A., Grogg, D., Drechsler, U., & Hagleitner, C. (2016). Experimental demonstration of a nanoelectromechanical switch-based logic library including sequential and combinational gates. In ESSCIRC 2016: 42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference. (Vol. 2016-October, pp. 59-62). [7598242] IEEE Computer Society. DOI: 10.1109/ESSCIRC.2016.7598242

Experimental demonstration of a nanoelectromechanical switch-based logic library including sequential and combinational gates. / Ayala, Christopher L.; Bazigos, Antonios; Grogg, Daniel; Drechsler, Ute; Hagleitner, Christoph.

ESSCIRC 2016: 42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference. Vol. 2016-October IEEE Computer Society, 2016. p. 59-62 7598242.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ayala, CL, Bazigos, A, Grogg, D, Drechsler, U & Hagleitner, C 2016, Experimental demonstration of a nanoelectromechanical switch-based logic library including sequential and combinational gates. in ESSCIRC 2016: 42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference. vol. 2016-October, 7598242, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 59-62, 42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference, ESSCIRC 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland, 12-15 September. DOI: 10.1109/ESSCIRC.2016.7598242
Ayala CL, Bazigos A, Grogg D, Drechsler U, Hagleitner C. Experimental demonstration of a nanoelectromechanical switch-based logic library including sequential and combinational gates. In ESSCIRC 2016: 42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference. Vol. 2016-October. IEEE Computer Society. 2016. p. 59-62. 7598242. Available from, DOI: 10.1109/ESSCIRC.2016.7598242

Ayala, Christopher L.; Bazigos, Antonios; Grogg, Daniel; Drechsler, Ute; Hagleitner, Christoph / Experimental demonstration of a nanoelectromechanical switch-based logic library including sequential and combinational gates.

ESSCIRC 2016: 42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference. Vol. 2016-October IEEE Computer Society, 2016. p. 59-62 7598242.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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