Reconfigurable Dynamic Logic Circuit Generating t-Term Boolean Functions Based on Double-Gate CNTFETs

Manabu KOBAYASHI  Hiroshi NINOMIYA  Yasuyuki MIURA  Shigeyoshi WATANABE  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E97-A   No.5   pp.1051-1058
Publication Date: 2014/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E97.A.1051
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Circuit Theory
Keyword: 
reconfigurable logic circuit,  ambipolar double-gate devices,  dynamic logic,  CNTFETs,  

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Summary: 
Hassoune and O'Connor proposed a dynamically reconfigurable dynamic logic circuit (DRDLC) that generates Boolean functions by using double-gate (DG) carbon nanotube (CNT) FETs, which have an ambipolar property. O'Connor et al. proposed a DRDLC that generates 14 Boolean functions asing two Boolean inputs with seven transistors. Furthermore, DRDLCs that generates all 16 Boolean functions have been proposed. In this paper, we focus on the design of a dynamic logic circuit with n Boolean inputs. First, we show a DRDLC that generates the monomial Boolean functions. Next, we propose a DRDLC that generates the whole set of Boolean functions consisting of t terms or less. Finally, we report the number of Boolean functions generated by the proposed DRDLC.