Reconfigurable Circuits Using Hybrid Hall Effect Devices

  • Steve Ferrera
  • Nicholas P. Carter
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2778)


Hybrid Hall effect (HHE) devices are a new class of reconfigurable logic devices that incorporate ferromagnetic elements to deliver non-volatile operation. A single HHE device may be configured on a cycle-by-cycle basis to perform any of four different logical computations (OR, AND, NOR, NAND), and will retain its state indefinitely, even if the power supply is removed from the device. In this paper, we introduce the HHE device and describe a number of reconfigurable circuits based on HHE devices, including reconfigurable logic gates and non-volatile table lookup cells.


Magnetization State Output Feedback Bias Current CMOS Circuit Reset Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steve Ferrera
    • 1
  • Nicholas P. Carter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of IllinoisUrbana-ChampaignUSA

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