Complementary magnetic tunnel junction logic

Joseph S. Friedman, Alan Varteres Sahakian

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Abstract

This brief proposes and analyzes a novel logic family composed solely of magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) to form complimentary pull-up and pull-down networks. This logic family solves the challenge of direct cascading in spintronic logic circuits while also providing non-volatile data storage. The increased logic density possible with complementary MTJs coupled with a charge pulse switching mechanism driven by ferromagnet polarization permits highly efficient logical computation. Furthermore, the presence of non-volatile memory within the logic structure provides a feasible hardware for non-von Neumann computer architectures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6763088
Pages (from-to)1207-1210
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Beyond CMOS computing
  • magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ)
  • non-von Neumann architecture
  • spintronic logic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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