26 September 2013 High-performance spintronic computing with magnetoresistive semiconductor heterojunctions
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Two recently proposed spintronic logic families, spin-diode logic and emitter-coupled spin-transistor logic, provide an opportunity for high-performance cascaded logic circuits. These logic families make use of magnetoresistive semiconductor heterojunctions, in which the presence of a magnetic field causes a large increase in resistance. Spin-diode logic and emitter-coupled spin-transistor logic produce highly compact circuits with superior speed and power characteristics. In particular, circuits realized in these logic families use three to ten times fewer devices than conventional CMOS. Additionally, there is minimal dynamic power dissipation, presenting a pathway for low power high performance computing beyond 10 GHz.
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Joseph S. Friedman, Joseph S. Friedman, Bruce W. Wessels, Bruce W. Wessels, Alan V. Sahakian, Alan V. Sahakian, } "High-performance spintronic computing with magnetoresistive semiconductor heterojunctions", Proc. SPIE 8813, Spintronics VI, 88132E (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2023117; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2023117
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