1st Edition

VLSI Circuits for Emerging Applications

Edited By Tomasz Wojcicki Copyright 2015
    486 Pages 255 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    486 Pages 255 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Recently the world celebrated the 60th anniversary of the invention of the first transistor. The first integrated circuit (IC) was built a decade later, with the first microprocessor designed in the early 1970s. Today, ICs are a part of nearly every aspect of our daily lives. They help us live longer and more comfortably, and do more, faster. All this is possible because of the relentless search for new materials, circuit designs, and ideas happening on a daily basis at industrial and academic institutions around the globe.

    Showcasing the latest advances in very-large-scale integrated (VLSI) circuits, VLSI: Circuits for Emerging Applications provides a balanced view of industrial and academic developments beyond silicon and complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) technology. From quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA) to chips for cochlear implants, this must-have resource:

    • Investigates the trend of combining multiple cores in a single chip to boost performance of the overall system
    • Describes a novel approach to enable physically unclonable functions (PUFs) using intrinsic features of a VLSI chip
    • Examines the VLSI implementations of major symmetric and asymmetric key cryptographic algorithms, hash functions, and digital signatures
    • Discusses nonvolatile memories such as resistive random-access memory (Re-RAM), magneto-resistive RAM (MRAM), and floating-body RAM (FB-RAM)
    • Explores organic transistors, soft errors, photonics, nanoelectromechanical (NEM) relays, reversible computation, bioinformatics, asynchronous logic, and more

    VLSI: Circuits for Emerging Applications presents cutting-edge research, design architectures, materials, and uses for VLSI circuits, offering valuable insight into the current state of the art of micro- and nanoelectronics.




    Integration of Graphics Processing Cores with Microprocessors; Deepak C. Sekar and Chinnakrishnan Ballapuram

    Arithmetic Implemented with Semiconductor Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata; Earl E. Swartzlander Jr., Heumpil Cho, Inwook Kong, and Seong-Wan Kim

    Novel Capacitor-Less A2RAM Memory Cells for Beyond 22-nm Nodes; Noel Rodríguez and Francisco Gamiz

    Four-State Hybrid Spintronics–Straintronics: Extremely Low-Power Information Processing with Multiferroic Nanomagnets Possessing Biaxial Anisotropy; Noel D’Souza, Jayasimha Atulasimha, and Supriyo Bandyopadhyay

    Improvement and Applications of Large-Area Flexible Electronics with Organic Transistors; Koichi Ishida, Hiroshi Fuketa, Tsuyoshi Sekitani, Makoto Takamiya, Hiroshi Toshiyoshi, Takao Someya, and Takayasu Sakurai

    Soft-Error Mitigation Approaches for High-Performance Processor Memories; Lawrence T. Clark

    Design Space Exploration of Wavelength-Routed Optical Networks-on-Chip Topologies for 3D Stacked Multi- and Many-Core Processors; Luca Ramini and Davide Bertozzi

    Quest for Energy Efficiency in Digital Signal Processing: Architectures, Algorithms, and Systems; Ramakrishnan Venkatasubramanian

    Nanoelectromechanical Relays: An Energy Efficient Alternative in Logic Design; Ramakrishnan Venkatasubramanian and Poras T. Balsara

    High-Performance and Customizable Bioinformatic and Biomedical Very-Large-Scale-Integration Architectures; Yao Xin, Benben Liu, Ray C.C. Cheung, and Chao Wang

    Basics, Applications, and Design of Reversible Circuits; Robert Wille

    Three-Dimensional Spintronics; Dorothée Petit, Rhodri Mansell, Amalio Fernández-Pacheco, JiHyun Lee, and Russell P. Cowburn

    Soft-Error-Aware Power Optimization Using Dynamic Threshold; Selahattin Sayil

    Future of Asynchronous Logic; Scott C. Smith and Jia Di

    Memristor-CMOS-Hybrid Synaptic Devices Exhibiting Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity; Tetsuya Asai

    Very-Large-Scale Integration Implementations of Cryptographic Algorithms; Tony Thomas

    Dynamic Intrinsic Chip ID for Hardware Security; Toshiaki Kirihata and Sami Rosenblatt

    Ultra-Low-Power Audio Communication System for Full Implantable Cochlear Implant Application; Yannick Vaiarello and Jonathan Laudanski

    Heterogeneous Memory Design; Chengen Yang, Zihan Xu, Chaitali Chakrabarti, and Yu Cao

    Soft Error Resilient Circuit Design; Chia-Hsiang Chen, Phil Knag, and Zhengya Zhang



    Tomasz Wojcicki is currently vice president of engineering and customer engineering support at Sidense Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He previously worked at the Institute of Electron Technology, Warsaw, Poland, and at MOSAID Technologies, Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (now Conversant Intellectual Property Management). At MOSAID, he was instrumental in growing the company’s design services into a multimillion-dollar business, and served as a director responsible for the development of a family of classification products based on dynamic and static content-addressable memories. He holds an MSEE from Warsaw Technical University, Poland, as well as six patents, and has authored and coauthored several publications.