Thermal noise driven computing

@article{Kish2006ThermalND,
  title={Thermal noise driven computing},
  author={Laszlo B. Kish},
  journal={Applied Physics Letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={89},
  pages={144104}
}
  • L. Kish
  • Published 2 July 2006
  • Physics, Engineering
  • Applied Physics Letters
A new type of computing, where thermal noise is the information carrier and the clock in a computer, is proposed. The energy requirement/dissipation is studied in a simple digital system with zero threshold voltage when the thermal noise is equal to or greater than the digital signal. In a simple realization of a thermal noise driven gate, the lower limit of energy needed to generate the digital signal is ≈1.1kT∕bit. The arrangement has potentially improved energy efficiency and it is free of… 

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