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Synchronization of Clocked Field-Coupled Circuits

Frank Sill Torres; Marcel Walter; Robert Wille; Daniel Große; Rolf Drechsler
In: IEEE (Hrsg.). Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology. International Conference on Nanotechnology (NANO-2018), July 23-26, Cork, Ireland, IEEE, 2018.


Proper synchronization in clocked Field-Coupled Nanocomputing (FCN) circuits is a fundamental problem. In this work, we show for the first time that global synchronicity is not a mandatory requirement in clocked FCN designs and discuss the considerable restrictions that global synchronicity presents for sequential and large-scale designs. Furthermore, we propose a solution that circumvents design restrictions due to synchronization requirements.