Novel memory designs for QCA implementation

M. Ottavi, V. Vankamamidi, F. Lombardi, S. Pontarelli

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Quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA) provides a new functional paradigm for information processing and communication. The main feature of this technology is the so-called processing-in-wire mechanism by which data movement and manipulation are strictly integrated. In this context, the design of memory devices is particularly challenging and interesting because the conventional storage arrangements applicable to CMOS based memories cannot be applied and innovative approaches must be used. This paper analyzes state-of-the art designs for QCA memories and proposes three new architectures that improve over past approaches different figures of merit.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 5th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event5th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology 2005 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 15 Jul 200515 Jul 2005
Conference number: 5


Conference5th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology 2005


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