MEMS Logic Using Mixed-Frequency Excitation

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625631
Title:
MEMS Logic Using Mixed-Frequency Excitation
Authors:
Ilyas, Saad ( 0000-0002-9389-9718 ) ; Jaber, Nizar; Younis, Mohammad I. ( 0000-0002-9491-1838 )
Abstract:
We present multi-function microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) logic device that can perform the fundamental logic gate AND, OR, universal logic gates NAND, NOR, and a tristate logic gate using mixed-frequency excitation. The concept is based on exciting combination resonances due to the mixing of two or more input signals. The device vibrates at two steady states: a high state when the combination resonance is activated and a low state when no resonance is activated. These vibration states are assigned to logical value 1 or 0 to realize the logic gates. Using ac signals to drive the resonator and to execute the logic inputs unifies the input and output wave forms of the logic device, thereby opening the possibility for cascading among logic devices. We found that the energy consumption per cycle of the proposed logic resonator is higher than those of existing technologies. Hence, integration of such logic devices to build complex computational system needs to take into consideration lowering the total energy consumption. [2017-0041]
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Ilyas S, Jaber N, Younis MI (2017) MEMS Logic Using Mixed-Frequency Excitation. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 26: 1140–1146. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JMEMS.2017.2712859.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
Issue Date:
22-Jun-2017
DOI:
10.1109/JMEMS.2017.2712859
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1057-7157; 1941-0158
Sponsors:
The authors would like to thank Dr. Karumbaiah N. Chappanda for his contribution to the project.
Additional Links:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7954958/
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorIlyas, Saaden
dc.contributor.authorJaber, Nizaren
dc.contributor.authorYounis, Mohammad I.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-03T12:49:30Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-03T12:49:30Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-22en
dc.identifier.citationIlyas S, Jaber N, Younis MI (2017) MEMS Logic Using Mixed-Frequency Excitation. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 26: 1140–1146. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JMEMS.2017.2712859.en
dc.identifier.issn1057-7157en
dc.identifier.issn1941-0158en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/JMEMS.2017.2712859en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625631-
dc.description.abstractWe present multi-function microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) logic device that can perform the fundamental logic gate AND, OR, universal logic gates NAND, NOR, and a tristate logic gate using mixed-frequency excitation. The concept is based on exciting combination resonances due to the mixing of two or more input signals. The device vibrates at two steady states: a high state when the combination resonance is activated and a low state when no resonance is activated. These vibration states are assigned to logical value 1 or 0 to realize the logic gates. Using ac signals to drive the resonator and to execute the logic inputs unifies the input and output wave forms of the logic device, thereby opening the possibility for cascading among logic devices. We found that the energy consumption per cycle of the proposed logic resonator is higher than those of existing technologies. Hence, integration of such logic devices to build complex computational system needs to take into consideration lowering the total energy consumption. [2017-0041]en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank Dr. Karumbaiah N. Chappanda for his contribution to the project.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7954958/en
dc.subjectElectrodesen
dc.subjectLogic gatesen
dc.subjectMicromechanical devicesen
dc.subjectPerformance evaluationen
dc.subjectResonant frequencyen
dc.subjectVibrationsen
dc.titleMEMS Logic Using Mixed-Frequency Excitationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Microelectromechanical Systemsen
kaust.authorIlyas, Saaden
kaust.authorJaber, Nizaren
kaust.authorYounis, Mohammad I.en
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