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CrossNets - High-performance neuromorphic architectures for CMOL circuits

K Likharev, A Mayr, I Muckra, O Turel, JR Reimers (ed.), CA Picconatto (ed.), JC Ellenbogen (ed.), R Shashidhar (ed.)

MOLECULAR ELECTRONICS III | NEW YORK ACAD SCIENCES | Published : 2003

Abstract

The exponential, Moore's Law, progress of electronics may be continued beyond the 10-nm frontier if the currently dominant CMOS technology is replaced by hybrid CMOL circuits combining a silicon MOSFET stack and a few layers of parallel nanowires connected by self-assembled molecular electronic devices. Such hybrids promise unparalleled performance for advanced information processing, but require special architectures to compensate for specific features of the molecular devices, including low voltage gain and possible high fraction of faulty components. Neuromorphic networks with their defect tolerance seem the most natural way to address these problems. Such circuits may be trained to perfo..

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