Towards electromechanical computation: An alternative approach to realize complex logic circuits

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621099
Title:
Towards electromechanical computation: An alternative approach to realize complex logic circuits
Authors:
Hafiz, Md Abdullah Al ( 0000-0002-1257-5093 ) ; Kosuru, Lakshmoji ( 0000-0003-3813-9262 ) ; Younis, Mohammad I. ( 0000-0002-9491-1838 )
Abstract:
Electromechanical computing based on micro/nano resonators has recently attracted significant attention. However, full implementation of this technology has been hindered by the difficulty in realizing complex logic circuits. We report here an alternative approach to realize complex logic circuits based on multiple MEMS resonators. As case studies, we report the construction of a single-bit binary comparator, a single-bit 4-to-2 encoder, and parallel XOR/XNOR and AND/NOT logic gates. Toward this, several microresonators are electrically connected and their resonance frequencies are tuned through an electrothermal modulation scheme. The microresonators operating in the linear regime do not require large excitation forces, and work at room temperature and at modest air pressure. This study demonstrates that by reconfiguring the same basic building block, tunable resonator, several essential complex logic functions can be achieved.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Hafiz MAA, Kosuru L, Younis MI (2016) Towards electromechanical computation: An alternative approach to realize complex logic circuits. Journal of Applied Physics 120: 074501. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4961206.
Publisher:
AIP Publishing
Journal:
Journal of Applied Physics
Issue Date:
18-Aug-2016
DOI:
10.1063/1.4961206
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0021-8979; 1089-7550
Sponsors:
The authors acknowledge Mr. Ulrich Buttner, EMPIRe Lab at KAUST for helping with laser cutting the chips. They also gratefully acknowledge the support by KAUST.
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http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jap/120/7/10.1063/1.4961206
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Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorHafiz, Md Abdullah Alen
dc.contributor.authorKosuru, Lakshmojien
dc.contributor.authorYounis, Mohammad I.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-20T11:52:22Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-20T11:52:22Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-18en
dc.identifier.citationHafiz MAA, Kosuru L, Younis MI (2016) Towards electromechanical computation: An alternative approach to realize complex logic circuits. Journal of Applied Physics 120: 074501. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4961206.en
dc.identifier.issn0021-8979en
dc.identifier.issn1089-7550en
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.4961206en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621099-
dc.description.abstractElectromechanical computing based on micro/nano resonators has recently attracted significant attention. However, full implementation of this technology has been hindered by the difficulty in realizing complex logic circuits. We report here an alternative approach to realize complex logic circuits based on multiple MEMS resonators. As case studies, we report the construction of a single-bit binary comparator, a single-bit 4-to-2 encoder, and parallel XOR/XNOR and AND/NOT logic gates. Toward this, several microresonators are electrically connected and their resonance frequencies are tuned through an electrothermal modulation scheme. The microresonators operating in the linear regime do not require large excitation forces, and work at room temperature and at modest air pressure. This study demonstrates that by reconfiguring the same basic building block, tunable resonator, several essential complex logic functions can be achieved.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors acknowledge Mr. Ulrich Buttner, EMPIRe Lab at KAUST for helping with laser cutting the chips. They also gratefully acknowledge the support by KAUST.en
dc.publisherAIP Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttp://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jap/120/7/10.1063/1.4961206en
dc.rightsThis article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in Journal of Applied Physics 120, 074501 (2016); doi: 10.1063/1.4961206 and may be found at http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jap/120/7/10.1063/1.4961206.en
dc.titleTowards electromechanical computation: An alternative approach to realize complex logic circuitsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Applied Physicsen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
kaust.authorHafiz, Md Abdullah Alen
kaust.authorKosuru, Lakshmojien
kaust.authorYounis, Mohammad I.en
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