This paper introduces a methodology for simulating single-electron-transistor (SET)-based multiple-valued logics (MVLs). First, a physics-based analytical model for SET is described, and then a procedure for extracting parameters from measured characteristics is explained. After that, simulated and experimental results for basic MVL circuits are compared. As an advanced example of SET-based logics, a latched parallel counter, which is one of the most important components in arithmetic circuits, is newly designed and analyzed by a simulation. It is found that a SET-based 7-3 counter can be constructed with less than 1/10 the number of devices needed for a conventional circuit and can operate at a moderate speed with 1/100 the conventional power consumption.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||IEICE Transactions on Electronics|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Nov|
- Analytical model
- Multiple-valued logic (MVL)
- Single-electron transistor (SET)