Design Automation for Field-coupled Nanotechnologies

Marcel Walter, Rolf Drechsler

In: IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI). IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI-2020) July 6-8 Limassol Cyprus 2020.


Circuits based on complementary metal-oxide-semiconductors (CMOS) enabled the digital revolution and stillprovide the basis for almost all computational devices to this date. Nevertheless, the class of Field-coupled Nanocomputing (FCN) technologies is a promising candidate to outperform CMO Scircuitry in various metrics. Not only does FCN process binary information inherently, but it also allows for absolute low-power in-memory computing with an energy dissipation that is magnitudes below that of CMOS. However, physical design for FCN technologies is still in its infancy. In this Student Research Forum Proposal, exact and heuristic techniques tackling design automation for FCN are presented.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence