Non-Boolean Computing Based on Linear Waves and Oscillators

Csaba G., Papp A., Porod W., Yeniçeri R.

45th European Solid-State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC), Graz, Austria, 14 - 18 September 2015, pp.101-104 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/essderc.2015.7324723
  • City: Graz
  • Country: Austria
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-104
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We investigate, how linear or weakly nonlinear oscillatory systems (coupled nanoscale oscillators and propagating spin-waves) can be used as non-Boolean computing systems. We study two model systems: nearest-neighbor connected harmonic oscillators and propagating spin-waves. We argue that these systems may realize efficient co-processors for some demanding applications (image processing, associative memories, scientific computations), where digital CMOS solutions are notably inefficient. Wave-based processing architectures may use emerging nano-scale oscillators as device components, potentially surpassing end-of-roadmap CMOS performance.