Toward cascadable microelectromechanical resonator logic units based on second vibration modes
KAUST DepartmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Electrical Engineering Program
Mechanical Engineering Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
KAUST Grant NumberOSR-2016-CRG5-3001
Online Publication Date2018-10-22
Print Publication Date2018-10
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AbstractMicro/nano-electromechanical resonator-based logic elements have revitalized the notion of mechanical computing as a potential alternative to surpass the limitations of semiconductor electronics. A vital step forward for this technology is to develop a platform for cascadable logic units that communicate among each other executable signals of the same form; which is key to construct true and complex computation machines. Here, we utilize the dynamic characteristics of a clamped-clamped microbeam vibrating at the second resonance mode to realize cascadable logic elements. The logic operations are performed by on-demand activation and deactivation of the second mode of vibration of a clamped-clamped microbeam resonator. Fundamental logic gates, such as OR, XOR, and NOT, which constitute a functionally complete set for digital applications are demonstrated experimentally. We show that the demonstrated approach unifies the input and output signal waveform and performs all the gate operations on a single operating frequency, hence satisfying the prerequisites to realize cascadable resonator logic devices. This can potentially pave the way for the development of a novel technology platform for an alternative computing paradigm.
CitationIlyas S, Hafiz MAA, Ahmed S, Fariborzi H, Younis MI (2018) Toward cascadable microelectromechanical resonator logic units based on second vibration modes. AIP Advances 8: 105126. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5049875.
SponsorsThis publication is based upon work supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) office of sponsored research OSR under Award No. OSR-2016-CRG5-3001.
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