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An introduction to the operation of quantum-dot cellular automata ͑QCA͒ is presented, along with recent experimental results. QCA is a transistorless computation paradigm that addresses the issues of device density and interconnection. The basic building blocks of the QCA architecture, such as AND, OR, and NOT are presented. The experimental device is a(More)
ASIC, high-level synthesis The PICO-N system automatically synthesizes embedded nonprogrammable accelerators to be used as co-processors for functions expressed as loop nests in C. The output is synthesizable VHDL that defines the accelerator at the register transfer level (RTL). The system generates a synchronous array of customized VLIW (very-long(More)
Quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA), a computation paradigm based on the Coulomb interactions between neighboring cells. The key idea is to represent binary information, not by the state of a current switch (transistor), but rather by the configuration of charge in a bistable cell. In its molecular realization, the QCA cell can be a single molecule. QCA is(More)
Several practical issues in the development and operation of quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA) cells and systems are discussed. The need for adiabatic clocking of QCA systems and modeling of electrostatic confinement of quantum dots are presented. Experimental data on dot coupling and applications to QCA detectors in a 2-dimensional electron gas (2DEG)(More)
Accelerating a genetic algorithm (GA) by implementing it in a reconfigurable field programm-able gate array (FPGA) is described. The implemented GA features: random parent selection, which conserves selection circuitry; a steady-state memory model, which conserves chip area; survival of fitter child chromosomes over their less-fit parent chromosomes, which(More)
Experimental studies are presented of a binary wire based on the quantum-dot cellular automata computational paradigm. The binary wire consists of capacitively coupled double-dot cells charged with single electrons. The polarization switch caused by an applied input signal in one cell leads to the change in polarization of the adjacent cell and so on down(More)
1. Abstract Prototypes are invaluable for studying special purpose parallel architectures and custom computing. This paper describes a new FPGA, called Plasma— the heart of a configur-able custom computing engine (Teramac) that can execute synchronous logic designs up to one million gates at rates up to one megahertz. Plasma FPGA's using 0.8 micron CMOS are(More)