Microelectromechanical reprogrammable logic device

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/603948
Title:
Microelectromechanical reprogrammable logic device
Authors:
Hafiz, Md Abdullah Al ( 0000-0002-1257-5093 ) ; Kosuru, Lakshmoji ( 0000-0003-3813-9262 ) ; Younis, Mohammad I. ( 0000-0002-9491-1838 )
Abstract:
In modern computing, the Boolean logic operations are set by interconnect schemes between the transistors. As the miniaturization in the component level to enhance the computational power is rapidly approaching physical limits, alternative computing methods are vigorously pursued. One of the desired aspects in the future computing approaches is the provision for hardware reconfigurability at run time to allow enhanced functionality. Here we demonstrate a reprogrammable logic device based on the electrothermal frequency modulation scheme of a single microelectromechanical resonator, capable of performing all the fundamental 2-bit logic functions as well as n-bit logic operations. Logic functions are performed by actively tuning the linear resonance frequency of the resonator operated at room temperature and under modest vacuum conditions, reprogrammable by the a.c.-driving frequency. The device is fabricated using complementary metal oxide semiconductor compatible mass fabrication process, suitable for on-chip integration, and promises an alternative electromechanical computing scheme.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Microelectromechanical reprogrammable logic device 2016, 7:11137 Nature Communications
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Journal:
Nature Communications
Issue Date:
29-Mar-2016
DOI:
10.1038/ncomms11137
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2041-1723
Sponsors:
We acknowledge Ulrich Buttner, EMPIRe Lab at KAUST for helping with laser cutting the chips. This research has been funded by KAUST.
Additional Links:
http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/ncomms11137
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dc.contributor.authorHafiz, Md Abdullah Alen
dc.contributor.authorKosuru, Lakshmojien
dc.contributor.authorYounis, Mohammad I.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-30T07:42:41Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-30T07:42:41Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-29en
dc.identifier.citationMicroelectromechanical reprogrammable logic device 2016, 7:11137 Nature Communicationsen
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/ncomms11137en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/603948en
dc.description.abstractIn modern computing, the Boolean logic operations are set by interconnect schemes between the transistors. As the miniaturization in the component level to enhance the computational power is rapidly approaching physical limits, alternative computing methods are vigorously pursued. One of the desired aspects in the future computing approaches is the provision for hardware reconfigurability at run time to allow enhanced functionality. Here we demonstrate a reprogrammable logic device based on the electrothermal frequency modulation scheme of a single microelectromechanical resonator, capable of performing all the fundamental 2-bit logic functions as well as n-bit logic operations. Logic functions are performed by actively tuning the linear resonance frequency of the resonator operated at room temperature and under modest vacuum conditions, reprogrammable by the a.c.-driving frequency. The device is fabricated using complementary metal oxide semiconductor compatible mass fabrication process, suitable for on-chip integration, and promises an alternative electromechanical computing scheme.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe acknowledge Ulrich Buttner, EMPIRe Lab at KAUST for helping with laser cutting the chips. This research has been funded by KAUST.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/ncomms11137en
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dc.titleMicroelectromechanical reprogrammable logic deviceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalNature Communicationsen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorHafiz, Md Abdullah Alen
kaust.authorKosuru, Lakshmojien
kaust.authorYounis, Mohammad I.en
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