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J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2013, 3(4), 368-384; doi:10.3390/jlpea3040368

Performance Limits of Nanoelectromechanical Switches (NEMS)-Based Adiabatic Logic Circuits

CEA-LETI, Minatec Campus, 17 Rue des Martyrs, Grenoble 38054, France
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Received: 30 September 2013 / Revised: 29 November 2013 / Accepted: 6 December 2013 / Published: 16 December 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from FTFC 2013 Conference)
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Abstract

This paper qualitatively explores the performance limits, i.e., energy vs. frequency, of adiabatic logic circuits based on nanoelectromechanical (NEM) switches. It is shown that the contact resistance and the electro-mechanical switching behavior of the NEM switches dictate the performance of such circuits. Simplified analytical expressions are derived based on a 1-dimensional reduced order model (ROM) of the switch; the results given by this simplified model are compared to classical CMOS-based, and sub-threshold CMOS-based adiabatic logic circuits. NEMS-based circuits and CMOS-based circuits show different optimum operating conditions, depending on the device parameters and circuit operating frequency.
Keywords: nanoelectromechanical switches (NEMS); adiabatic logic circuits nanoelectromechanical switches (NEMS); adiabatic logic circuits
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Houri, S.; Poulain, C.; Valentian, A.; Fanet, H. Performance Limits of Nanoelectromechanical Switches (NEMS)-Based Adiabatic Logic Circuits. J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2013, 3, 368-384.

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