This book introduces readers to the emerging carbon nanotube field-effect transistor (CNTFET) technology, and examines the problem of designing efficient arithmetic circuits in CNTFET technology. Observing that CNTFETs make it possible to achieve two distinct threshold voltages merely by altering the diameter of the carbon nanotube used, the book begins by discussing the design of basic ternary logic elements. It then examines efficient CNTFET-based design of single and multiple ternary digit adders by judicious choice of unary operators in ternary logic, as well as the design of a ternary multiplier in CNTFET technology, and presents detailed simulation results in HSPICE. Lastly, the book outlines a procedure for automating the synthesis process and provides sample code in Python.
Professor K. Sridharan received his Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, in 1995. He was an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati from 1996 to 2001. In June 2001, has moved to the IIT Madras, Chennai, India, where he is currently a Professor. He was a visiting staff member at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, from 2000 to 2001 and from 2006 to 2008. Prof. Sridharan was the recipient of the 2009 Vikram Sarabhai Research Award and the 2011 Tan Chin Tuan Fellowship. He formerly served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.
Dr. B. Srinivasu received his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras, in 2017. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, from May 2017 to July 2019. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi.
Dr. Vikramkumar Pudi received his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras, in 2014. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia from 2014 to 2015 and a Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, from 2015 to 2018. Since November 2018, he has been an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Tirupati.
Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistor
Adder and Subtractor Designs
Development of a Synthesis Methodology using Python Simulation of Arithmetic Circuits in HSpice