Session 1C: Emerging Technologies

1C-1 (Time: 10:15 - 10:40)

Title Reconfigurable RTD-Based Circuit Elements of Complete Logic Functionality
Author *Yexin Zheng, Chao Huang (Virginia Tech., United States)
Abstract Resonant tunneling diodes (RTDs) have demonstrated promising circuit characteristics of high speed switching property and versatile functionality with negative differential resistance (NDR). In this paper, we propose novel programmable logic elements (PLEs) that can be configured to realize all three- or four-input logic functions. These simple RTD-based circuit elements are implemented with threshold gates (TGs) and multi-threshold threshold gates (MTTGs) by employing programmable monostable-bistable logic element (MOBILE) principles. We also developed a dynamically reconfigurable scheme based on our PLE structures which facilitate nanopipelining without incurring delay overheads.
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1C-2 (Time: 10:40 - 11:05)

Title MBARC: A Scalable Memory Based Reconfigurable Computing Framework for Nanoscale Devices
Author Somnath Paul, *Swarup Bhunia (Case Western Reserve University, United States)
Abstract We propose MBARC, a reconfigurable framework using memory as the primary computing element. The proposed framework leverages on the reported advantages of memory array design with nanodevices, which are compatible to fabrication into dense and regular structures. Simulation results for a set of ISCAS benchmarks show average improvement of 32% in area, 21% in delay and 34% in energy per vector compared to nanoscale FPGA implementation.

1C-3 (Time: 11:05 - 11:30)

Title Moving Forward: A Non-Search Based Synthesis Method Toward Efficient CNOT-Based Quantum Circuit Synthesis Algorithms
Author *Mehdi Saeedi, Morteza Saheb Zamani, Mehdi Sedighi (Amirkabir Univ. of Tech., Iran)
Abstract Quantum information processing is in the beginning stages and there is no mature method for quantum circuit synthesis. Among open research problems, quantum circuit synthesis has recently received significant attention. In this paper, we propose a new non-search based moving forward synthesis algorithm (MOSAIC) for CNOT-based quantum circuits. In contrast with the widely used search-based methods, MOSAIC is guaranteed to produce a result and can lead to a solution in much fewer steps. To evaluate the proposed algorithms, different circuits taken from the literature are used. The experimental results show the efficiency of the proposed algorithm.

1C-4 (Time: 11:30 - 11:55)

Title A CAD Tool for RF MEMS Devices
Author *Rajesh Pande, Rajendra Patrikar (Visvesvaraya Nat'l Inst. of Tech., India)
Abstract A stable,multiple energy domains and multi scale simulation tool for Microsystems is developed. A structured design methodology is adopted for design and optimization of RF MEMS shunt switch and MEMS inductor. The CAD tool developed is a device specific and incorporates physical parameters such as surface roughness. The tool analyzes the impact of surface roughness and also does thermal analysis. These are useful for understanding reliability and failure mechanisms of RF MEMS components.
Last Updated on: January 31, 2008