Efficient FPGAs using nanoelectromechanical relays

  title={Efficient FPGAs using nanoelectromechanical relays},
  author={Chen Chen and Roozbeh Parsa and Nishant Patil and Soogine Chong and Kerem Akarvardar and J. Provine and David Lewis and Jeff Watt and Roger T. Howe and H.-S. Philip Wong and Subhasish Mitra},
Nanoelectromechanical (NEM) relays are promising candidates for programmable routing in Field-Programmable-Gate Arrays (FPGAs). This is due to their zero leakage and potentially low on-resistance. Moreover, NEM relays can be fabricated using a low-temperature process and, hence, may be monolithically integrated on top of CMOS circuits. Hysteresis characteristics of NEM relays can be utilized for designing programmable routing switches in FPGAs without requiring corresponding routing SRAM cells… CONTINUE READING
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