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Project TitleMagnetic Diode Based Programmable Logic
Track Code2011-023
Short Description

Magnetoresistive semiconductor heterojunctions to create a complete transistor and diode logic family that is superior to CMOS due to its smaller number of devices, reduced power and high frequency

#devices #fabrication #semiconductor #transistor

Abstract

Magnetic semiconductor devices are used as building blocks for programmable logic architecture. Using magnetic diodes and transistors Northwester researchers have shown the possibility of programmable gates. Changing a gate using magnetic fields that are generated using currents creates many unique capabilities. One such capability is the possibility of an inversion operation using a diode. Diode logic using conventional semiconductor devices is incomplete as none of the inverted gates can be achieved. They show the possibility of a complete logic using one or more of these magnetic diodes.

 
TagsDEVICES: fabrication, SEMICONDUCTOR: transistor
 
Posted DateMay 15, 2014 1:52 PM

Inventor(s)

Nikhil Rangaraju

Bruce Wessels

Applications

  • Field programmable logic
  • Logic and memory implementation on a single chip
  • Low power logic
  • Specialized chips for power electronics

Advantages

  • High speed
  • Ease of fabrication
  • Combining logic and memory

Publications

IP Status

Issued US Patent No. 8,552,759

An additional patent application has been filed.

Contact Information

Arjan Quist, PhD

Invention Associate
(p) 847-467-0305

(e) arjan.quist@northwestern.edu