Enhanced spin-diode synthesis using logic sharing

Mayler Martins, Felipe Marranghello, Joseph Friedman, Alan Sahakian, Renato Ribas, Andre Reis

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Transistor scaling is the major contributor toward continuous improvement of circuit performance. However, the reduction of transistor dimensions increases several fabrication and design challenges. In this sense, several post CMOS devices are being investigated. Recently, the magnetoresistive spin-diode was proposed and the possibility to implement logic gates exploiting this kind of device has been demonstrated. The spin-diode technology has the INV, NOR2 and XNOR2 as basis logic functions, which is quite different from the CMOS basic gates. This paper proposes an algorithm that improves the state-of-The-Art synthesis algorithm for the spin-diode technology. Also, this paper presents some optimized designs of functions that appear frequently in circuits. Results show a reduction of more than 3% in number of diodes, compared to the state-of-The-Art algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 18th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, DSD 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781467380355
StatePublished - Oct 20 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event18th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, DSD 2015 - Madeira, Portugal
Duration: Aug 26 2015Aug 28 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - 18th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, DSD 2015


Other18th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, DSD 2015


  • Digital Integrated Circuits
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Functional Composition
  • Logic Synthesis
  • Spin-Diode
  • Standard-Cell Library

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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