By Topic

Multi-input variable-threshold circuits for multi-valued logic functions

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Syuto, M. ; Miyazaki Univ., Japan ; Shen, J. ; Tanno, K. ; Ishizuka, O.

In this paper, two-types of Multi-Input Variable-Threshold (M-I V-T) circuits and their applications to Multi-Valued Logic (MVL) are proposed. M-I V-T circuits are extensions of binary CMOS NAND and NOR gates to multi-valued logic. First, definitions of M-I V-T functions realized with M-I V-T circuits are presented, they are implemented using neuron-MOS transistors. The neuron-MOS transistor is a novel device with multi-input gates and can be fabricated by the standard CMOS process with a double-poly layer. Therefore, the proposed circuits can be easily fabricated by the standard CMOS process instead of using the multi-level ion implantation process. Second, the characteristics of the proposed circuits are evaluated using HSPICE simulations. Third, realization of a product term using M-I V-T circuits is presented. The circuit implementation of the product term is extended naturally from the literal circuit and is more powerful than the literal circuit. Finally, the synthesis of a MVL function with M-I V-T circuits is discussed

Published in:

Multiple-Valued Logic, 2000. (ISMVL 2000) Proceedings. 30th IEEE International Symposium on

Date of Conference:

2000