Bail on Balancing: An Alternative Approach to the Physical Design of Field-coupled Nanocomputing Circuits

Marcel Walter, Robert Wille, Frank Sill Torres, Rolf Drechsler

In: IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI). IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI-2020) July 6-8 Limassol Cyprus 2020.


Field-coupled Nanocomputing(FCN) devicesemerged as a post-CMOS alternative that promises highestcomputation capabilities with lowest power dissipation. Tomeet the strict FCN design rules, most existing physical designtechniques still rely on conventional methods for almost twodecades now – rendering the realization of large scale functionsinfeasible. In this work, we propose an alternative approach tothe physical design of FCN circuits which bails on ineffectivemethods like balancing. By this, we are able to generate FCNcircuit layout descriptions of functions for which state-of-the-artmethods timeout.

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz