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Asynchronous Nano-Electronics: Preliminary Investigation

Martin, Alain J. and Prakash, Piyush (2008) Asynchronous Nano-Electronics: Preliminary Investigation. In: 14th IEEE International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems : ASYNC 2008. IEEE Computer Society , Los Alamitos, CA, pp. 58-68. ISBN 978-0-7695-3107-6.

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This paper is a preliminary investigation in implementing asynchronous QDI logic in molecular nano-electronics, taking into account the restricted geometry, the lack of control on transistor strengths, the high timing variations. We show that the main building blocks of QDI logic can be successfully implemented; we illustrate the approach with the layout of an adder stage. The proposed techniques to improve the reliability of QDI apply to nano-CMOS as well.

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Additional Information:© 2008 IEEE. Acknowledgment is due to my colleagues Jim Heath and Andr´e DeHon for sharing some of their knowledge about molecular nanotechnology, and to my students Sean Keller and Chris Moore for their excellent comments and criticisms. The research described in this paper was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
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