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Nanoelectronic Architectures

Nanoelectronic architectures at this point are necessarily speculative: We are still evaluating many different approaches to fabrication and are exploring unconventional devices made possible at the nano scale. This talk will start off with a review of some "classical" crossbar structures using conventional devices (FETs, diodes, resistors, etc.) and how they might be used for computation. The second half will focus on an unconventional device, the hysteretic resistor, and will present three very different architectures based on it that are capable of computation. Time permitting, I'll also demonstrate some of the compilation and simulation tools we've developed to support our research.


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