An Energy-aware Model for the Logic Synthesis of Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata

Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata (QCA) are an emerging field-coupled nanotechnology with remarkable performance and energy efficiency. In order to enable the exploration of this technology, we propose a model for the logic synthesis of QCA circuits that, for the first time, considers and abstracts all main physical aspects—in particular, energy dissipation. To… (More)