Multi-Valued Logic Circuits Using Hybrid Circuit Consisting of Three Gates Single-Electron Transistors (TG-SETs) and MOSFETs

Authors: Shin, SeungJun; Yu, YunSeop; Choi, JungBum

Source: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Volume 8, Number 10, October 2008 , pp. 4992-4998(7)

Publisher: American Scientific Publishers

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New multi-valued logic (MVL) families using the hybrid circuits consisting of three gates single-electron transistors (TG-SETs) and a metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) are proposed. The use of SETs offers periodic literal characteristics due to Coulomb oscillation of SET, which allows a realization of binary logic (BL) circuits as well as multi-valued logic (MVL) circuits. The basic operations of the proposed MVL families are successfully confirmed through SPICE circuit simulation based on the physical device model of a TG-SET. The proposed MVL circuits are found to be much faster, but much larger power consumption than a previously reported MVL, and they have a trade-off between speed and power consumption. As an example to apply the newly developed MVL families, a half-adder is introduced.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: October 1, 2008

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