|COOKIES: By using this website you agree that we can place Google Analytics Cookies on your device for performance monitoring.|
Energy Efficient Electronics; Searching for the milli-Volt Switch
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Leona Hope-Coles.
In contemplating the headlong rush toward miniaturization represented by Moore’s Law, it is tempting to think only of the progression toward molecular sized components. There is a second aspect of Moore’s Law that is sometimes overlooked. Because of miniaturization, the energy efficiency of information processing steadily improves. But there is an inefficiency for communications. It is caused by the difference in voltage scale between the wires and the transistor switches. Transistors are thermally activated, leading to a required voltage >>kT/q. Wires are long, and they have a low impedance, allowing them to operate efficiently even at ~1 millivolt. The challenge then is to replace transistors with a new low-voltage switch that is better matched to the wires. I will present some of the technical options for such a new switch, which are being explored by the new NSF Science & Technology Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science. http://www.e3s-center.org/
This talk is part of the Scott Lectures series.
This talk is included in these lists:
Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.
Other listsComputer Laboratory Programming Research Group Seminar Datalog for Program Analysis: Beyond the Free Lunch Stroke Research Meetings
Other talksStorm surges and state formation in early modern England: coping with flooding in coastal and lowland Lincolnshire The housing market? What does the future hold? Solar energy with a twist: dynamic disorder in halide perovskites Particulars of particulates Three-dimensional cell culture in micro-patterned hydrogels The revival of Italo-Greek: language ideologies and folklorization