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RTD-based compact programmable gates

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3 Author(s)
J. M. Quintana ; Centre Nacional de Microelectronica, Institute de Microelectronica de Sevilla, Spain ; M. J. Avedillo ; H. Pettenghi

This work presents novel and extremely compact implementations of programmable gates on the basis of the multi-threshold threshold gate concept. The circuit consists of resonant tunnelling diodes (RTDs) and heterostructure field effect transistors (HFETs) and its operating principle is based on the controlled quenching of clocked series-connected RTDs. The proposed generic circuit topology is presented and the methodology to design specific programmable gates is introduced. A number of programmable gates are shown and their operation is validated.

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Neural Networks, 2004. Proceedings. 2004 IEEE International Joint Conference on  (Volume:4 )

Date of Conference:

25-29 July 2004