Memory Architecture for Quantum-dot Cellular Automata

Master's Thesis


Quantum-dot Cellular Automata (QCA) is a novel nanotechnology with great potential for very dense memory and low power logic. This work presents the H-memory architecture, a memory architecture that exploits the characteristics of QCA and results in order of magnitude density gains over end of the roadmap SRAM and DRAM. Two enhancements to the basic architecture are also presented, including a complete merging of processor and memory. Finally, a novel clocking wire layout is presented and its effect on architecture discussed.


Attribute NameValues
  • etd-03212005-160059

Author Sarah Elizabeth Frost
Advisor Dr. Peter M. Kogge
Contributor Dr. Peter M. Kogge, Committee Chair
Contributor Dr. X. Sharon Hu, Committee Member
Contributor Dr. Eugene Henry, Committee Member
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline Computer Science and Engineering
Degree Name MSCSE
Defense Date
  • 2005-03-16

Submission Date 2005-03-21
  • United States of America

  • memory

  • computer architecture

  • nanoelectronics

  • bouncing threads

  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

Record Visibility and Access Public
Content License
  • All rights reserved

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