An Ideology For Nanoelectronics

  • Gary Frazier


The performance limits of conventional integrated circuits will be reached within twenty years. Avoiding these limits requires revolutionary approaches to both devices and architectures that exploit the unique properties of nanometer- sized electronic structures. The casualties of this revolution will include high connectivity architectures, transistors, and classical circuit concepts. One approach, Nanoelectronics, combines quantum coupled devices and cellular automata architectures to provide computing functions that are downscalable to fundamental physical limits. This paper reviews the motivations for nanoelectronics are reviewed, and presents a framework for developing this technology. Some of the issues relevant to nanoelectronic computation are also addressed.


Cellular Automaton Logic Operation Reversible Logic Quantum Size Effect Resonant Tunneling 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary Frazier
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas Instruments IncorporatedDallasUSA

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