Floating-point Unit ( FPU ) Designs with Nano-electromechanical ( NEM ) Relays

  title={Floating-point Unit ( FPU ) Designs with Nano-electromechanical ( NEM ) Relays},
  author={Sumit Dutta},
Nano-electromechanical (NEM) relays are an alternative to CMOS transistors as the fabric of digital circuits. Circuits with NEM relays offer energy-efficiency benefits over CMOS since they have zero leakage power and are strategically designed to maintain throughput that is competitive with CMOS despite their slow actuation times. The floating-point unit (FPU) is the most complex arithmetic unit in a computational system. This thesis investigates if the energy-efficiency promise of NEM relays… CONTINUE READING
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