Nanotech 2003 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2003 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2

Quantum Effects, Quantum Devices and Spintronics Chapter 5

RAM Design Using Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata

Authors: K. Walus, A. Vetteth, G.A. Jullien and V.S. Dimitrov

Affilation: ATIPS Laboratory, Canada

Pages: 160 - 163

Keywords: quantum-dot cellular automata, circulating memory, parallel random-access memory

One of the most novel and powerful emerging nanotechnologies is quantum computing. This paper proposes a design for a parallel random-access memory (RAM) using Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata (QCA). QCA has the potential of becoming the technology of choice at the nano-scale. The RAM design is based on a simple 2-dimensional grid of identical memory cells, addressed by row using a QCA decoder. The proposed memory has storage capacity > 1.6 Gbit/cm2.

ISBN: 0-9728422-1-7
Pages: 600