On ultra-low power hybrid NEMS-CMOS

V. Beiu, W. Ibrahim, M. Tache, T. J. King Liu

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    In this paper we advocate the use of nano-electro-mechanical switches (NEMS) to eliminate static power consumption, and propose a dual-voltage hybrid NEMS-CMOS scheme to also reduce dynamic power consumption. The main idea is to use a smaller voltage to propagate information, and a larger voltage to drive the NEMS. CMOS amplifiers can be used to interface these two voltages. It follows that synthesizing gates with a large(r) number of inputs is beneficial, which matches very well the optimal NEMS circuit topology. Simulation results based on a particular 4-input Boolean function, show that significant power reductions can be expected when using such a hybrid design approach.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781479956227
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 26 2014
    Event2014 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE-NANO 2014 - Toronto, Canada
    Duration: Aug 18 2014Aug 21 2014

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology
    ISSN (Electronic)1944-9399


    Other2014 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE-NANO 2014

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Modelling and Simulation
    • Instrumentation


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