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Project TitleEmitter-Coupled Spin-Transistor Logic
Track Code2012-087
Short Description

A new paradigm for performing automatic computation developed using spin-transistors.

#semiconductor #component #transistor

Abstract

Continued reduction in transistor sizes has provided the technological basis for marked circuit performance improvements, making possible billion transistor integrated circuits operating at gigahertz frequencies. The smaller size of these devices, however, results in increased fabrication difficulties, higher power densities, and parasitic effects that threaten to limit the further improvement of Si-based circuits. In an effort to provide continued improvements in computing performance, newly available materials and devices have been evaluated as building blocks for next generation computing. This invention is a new paradigm for performing automatic computation developed using spin-transistors. Emitter-coupled spintransistor logic provides significant improvements in speed, power, and area, promising to be a very high-performance logic family for the next generation of computing. This new paradigm has the potential to replace CMOS for general computing applications.

 
TagsSEMICONDUCTOR: component, SEMICONDUCTOR: transistor
 
Posted DateMay 15, 2014 1:57 PM

Researcher

Name
Gokhan Memik

Inventor(s)

Joseph Friedman

Gokhan Memik

Bruce Wessels

Applications

  • High speed computing
  • Low temperature computing
  • Magnetic sensing

Advantages

  • Faster computing
  • Low power
  • Cascaded logic
  • High noise tolerance

Publications

IP Status

A patent application has been filed.

Contact Information

Arjan Quist, PhD

Invention Associate
(p) 847-467-0305

(e) arjan.quist@northwestern.edu