Programmable Logic Based On a Magnetic Diode and Applications of Same

Bruce Wessels (Inventor)

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Abstract

Reduced Power at High Frequency: Field Programmable Logic Devices Based on Magnetic Diodes Magnetic Diode Based Programmable Logic NU 2013-120 Inventors Nikhil Rangaraju, Bruce Wessels Abstract We use magnetic semiconductor devices as building blocks for programmable logic architecture. Using magnetic diodes and transistors we have shown the possibility of programmable gates. Changing a gate using magnetic fields that are generated using currents creates many unique capabilities. One such capability is the possibility of an inversion operation using a diode. Diode logic using conventional semiconductor devices is incomplete as none of the inverted gates can be achieved. We show the possibility of a complete logic using one or more of these magnetic diodes. Applications o Field programmable logic o Logic and memory implementation on a single chip o Low power logic o Specialized chips for power electronics Advantages o High speed o Ease of fabrication o Combining logic and memory Publications Utility Patent issued US 8,552,759 Continuation application filed 13/657,233 Marketing Contact Arjan Quist Invention Associate (p) 847-467-0305 (e) arjan.quist@northwestern.edu
Original languageEnglish
Patent number8552759
StatePublished - Dec 6 2012

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