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Stochastic Computing Using Droplet-Based Microfluidics

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In this work, we consider the realization of stochastic computing in the microfluidic domain. To this end, we exploit the fact that both, the bit streams and the operations required for stochastic computing can be realized in microfluidic systems through droplet streams and microfluidic gates. Simulating the trajectory of the individual droplets through the microfluidic gates confirmed the validity of our approach.


  • Droplet-based microfluidics
  • Microfluidic computing
  • Microfluidic gates
  • Stochastic computing

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    We refer to [8] for a description of the implementation for division and subtraction.

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    To allow for a correct functionality for \(A=1\) and \(B=1\), the droplets must enter the gate with a slight time delay.


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Haselmayr, W., Grimmer, A., Wille, R. (2018). Stochastic Computing Using Droplet-Based Microfluidics. In: Moreno-Díaz, R., Pichler, F., Quesada-Arencibia, A. (eds) Computer Aided Systems Theory – EUROCAST 2017. EUROCAST 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 10672. Springer, Cham.

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