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Fall 2008-2009
* ELE 461   No Pass/D/Fail

Design with Nanotechnologies

Niraj K. Jha

Introduction to nanotechnologies; threshold logic/majority logic and their applications to RTDs, QCA and SETs; nanowire based crossbars and PLAs; carbon nanotube based circuits; double-gate CMOS-based circuits; reversible logic for quantum computing; non-volatile memory; nanopipelining; testing; and defect tolerance.

Sample reading list:
Rainer Waser, Nanoelectronics and Information Technology
Niraj Jha and Sandeep Gupta, Testing of Digital Systems
Dhiraj K. Pradhan, Fault-Tolerant Computer System Design
Saburo Muroga, Threshold Logic and Its Applications
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Bi-weekly problem sets, approximately 15 pp. of weekly reading, and a final paper.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 40%
Term Paper(s) - 50%
Problem set(s) - 10%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ELE 206: Introduction to Logic Design.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20520 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Engineering Quad E-Wing   E225   Enrolled:5 Limit:30