Integrating nano-logic into an undergraduate logic design course

Srivastava, S. and Bhanja, S. (2007) Integrating nano-logic into an undergraduate logic design course. In: Microelectronic Systems Education, 2007. MSE '07. IEEE International Conference on, 3-4 June 2007, San Diego, CA.

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The goal of this work is to motivate our students and enhance their ability to address newer logic blocks namely majority gates in the existing framework. We use a K-map based methodology to introduce a few novel nano-logic design concepts for the undergraduate logic design class. We want them to possess knowledge about a few fundamental abstracted logical behaviors of future nano-devices and their functionality which in turn would motivate them to further investigate these non-CMOS emerging devices, logics and architectures. This would augment critical thinking of the students where they apply the learnt knowledge to a novel/unfamiliar situation. We intend to augment the existing standard EE and CS courses by inserting K-map based knowledge modules on nano-logic structure for stimulating their interest without significant diversion from the course framework. Experiments with our students show that all the students were able to grasp the basic concept of majority logic synthesis and almost 63 of them had a deeper understanding of the synthesis algorithm demonstrated to them.

Keywords:computer science education, electronic engineering education, logic design, nanoelectronics, K-map based knowledge modules, fundamental abstracted logical behaviors, future nanodevices, logic synthesis, novel nanologic design concepts, standard CS courses, standard EE courses, students motivation, undergraduate logic design course, Boolean functions, CMOS logic circuits, Logic circuits, Logic devices, Logic gates, Nanoscale devices, Quantum cellular automata
Subjects:H Engineering > H611 Microelectronic Engineering
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
H Engineering > H610 Electronic Engineering
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
College of Science > School of Engineering
College of Social Science > School of Education
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Deposited On:26 Jul 2013 09:44

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