Using multiple-input NEMS for parallel A/D conversion and image processing

Kaisheng Ma, Nandhini Chandramoorthy, Xueqing Li, Sumeet Kumar Gupta, John Sampson, Yuan Xie, Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

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Abstract

The technology advancements in semiconductor process have led to rapid progress in design and fabrication of multiple-input Nano-electro-mechanical relays/switches (NEM relays/NEMS). This work explores the design space of implementing image processing algorithms using a hybrid multiple-input NEMS - CMOS architecture. Different from the existing the approaches of building logic gates (e.g. INV, AND, OR, NAND, NOR, etc.) as conventional CMOS circuits, using NEMS, this work takes advantages of the electrical and mechanical physical features of the NEM relays to implement image processing algorithms. Simulation results show that the multiple-input NEM relays can be applied for decision-making and compare-select image processing algorithms. Moreover, we show that NEM relays can operate as parallel analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with advantages of leakage reduction and power efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, ISVLSI 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages339-344
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479987184
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 27 2015
EventIEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, ISVLSI 2015 - Montpellier, France
Duration: Jul 8 2015Jul 10 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, ISVLSI
Volume07-10-July-2015
ISSN (Print)2159-3469
ISSN (Electronic)2159-3477

Other

OtherIEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, ISVLSI 2015
CountryFrance
CityMontpellier
Period7/8/157/10/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ma, K., Chandramoorthy, N., Li, X., Gupta, S. K., Sampson, J., Xie, Y., & Narayanan, V. (2015). Using multiple-input NEMS for parallel A/D conversion and image processing. In Proceedings - IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, ISVLSI 2015 (pp. 339-344). [7309590] (Proceedings of IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, ISVLSI; Vol. 07-10-July-2015). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISVLSI.2015.114