Axially modulated arch resonator for logic and memory applications

Md Abdullah Al Hafiz, Sherif Adekunle Tella, Nouha Alcheikh, Hossein Fariborzi, Mohammad I. Younis

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Abstract

We demonstrate reconfigurable logic and random access memory devices based on an axially modulated clamped-guided arch resonator. The device is electrostatically actuated and the motional signal is capacitively sensed, while the resonance frequency is modulated through an axial electrostatic force from the guided side of the microbeam. A multi-physics finite element model is used to verify the effectiveness of the axial modulation. We present two case studies: first, a reconfigurable two-input logic gate based on the linear resonance frequency modulation, and second, a memory element based on the hysteretic frequency response of the resonator working in the nonlinear regime. The energy consumptions of the device for both logic and memory operations are in the range of picojoules, promising for energy efficient alternative computing paradigm.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-260
Number of pages7
JournalMechatronics
Volume56
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 17 2018

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