Clocking Nanocircuits for Nanocomputers and Other Nanoelectronic Systems
Shamik Das, The MITRE Corporation
Matthew F. Bauwens, The MITRE Corporation
Prospective performance bounds are determined by
simulation for a class of all-nanoelectronic clocking circuits.
Such nanocircuits could be utilized as on-chip master clocks for
stand-alone nanosystems, as local clocks within nanoelectronic
computers, or as local oscillators in mixed-signal nanoelectronic
applications. Designs and simulation results are presented for
these nanocircuits, which are intended to be manufacturable
using presently available nanodevices and nanofabrication techniques.
The results presented here indicate that such clocking
nanocircuits, if built using presently available devices, could
achieve operating frequencies up to approximately 1 GHz for
analog applications and 150 MHz for digital nanoelectronic
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