A Framework for Verification of Signal Propagation Through Sequential Nanomagnet Logic Devices

Gunter, Alexander (2016) A Framework for Verification of Signal Propagation Through Sequential Nanomagnet Logic Devices. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Matthew Morrison from Electrical Engineering, The University of Mississippi.


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Nanomagnet Logic is an emerging technology for low-power, highly-scalable implementation of quantum-dot cellular automata. Feedback permits reuse of logical subroutines, which is a desired functionality of any computational device. Determining whether feedback is feasible is essential to assessing the robustness of nanomagnet logic in any pipelined computing design. Therefore, development of a quantitative approach for verification of feedback paths is critical for development of design and synthesis tools for nanomagnet logic structures. In this paper, a framework for verification of sequential nanomagnet logic devices is presented. A set of definitions for canonical alignment and state definitions for NML paths are presented, as well as mathematical operations for determining the resulting states. The simulation results are presented for quantification of the NML magnetization angles for horizontal, vertical, negative-diagonal, and positive diagonal geometric alignments. The presented framework may be used as the basis for defining a representation of signal propagation for design and verification for robust NML devices and preventing deadlock resulting from improper implementation.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Gunter, Alexander
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. in Computer Science
Thesis Advisor: Matthew Morrison
Thesis Advisor's Department: Electrical Engineering
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Depositing User: Alexander Gunter
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 19:12
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 19:12
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/725

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