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Nanoelectronic Device Applications Handbook by Krzysztof Iniewski, James E. Morris

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17

An HDL Model of Magnetic Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata Devices and Circuits

Marco Ottavi, Salvatore Pontarelli, Adelio Salsano and Fabrizio Lombardi

CONTENTS

17.1 Introduction

17.2 Review

17.3 HDL Framework

17.4 HDL Model of an MQCA Cell

17.4.1 I/O Interface

17.4.2 Magnetization

17.4.3 Propagation and Cell Placement

17.5 HDL Models of MQCA Building Blocks

17.5.1 MQCA Binary Wire

17.5.2 MQCA Majority Gate

17.5.3 MQCA-Specific Blocks

17.6 A Novel n-Input AND Gate in MQCA

17.7 Conclusion

Acknowledgment

References

17.1  INTRODUCTION

Among the disparate emerging technologies that have been proposed to overcome the limitations of “end-of-the-roadmap” CMOS (complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor), quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA) shows promising ...

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