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S-PULSE

Project reference: 215297
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Shrink-Path of Ultra-Low Power Superconducting Electronics

From 2008-01-01 to 2010-06-30 | S-PULSE Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 584 316

EU contribution:

EUR 550 000

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CSA - Coordination and support action

The project supported joint efforts of European academic and industrial groups in the superconductive technologies field

The Support Action S-PULSE aims to prepare Superconducting Electronics (SE) for the technology generation beyond the CMOS scaling limits ("beyond CMOS"). Scaling laws in CMOS technology indicate that some concepts cannot be simply extrapolated, and new physical effects that have been negligible up to now, have to be taken into account in the future. Due to the total different physical base in SE, it never had a scaling law, and quantum limits define the ultimate speed. This provides already demonstrated logic operation speed above 100 GHz with typically power dissipation of 1 aJ per logic operation with a 1 µm feature size metal based process. The European activities in SE are currently coordinated by the non-profit Society FLUXONICS e.V., a SCENET initiative under FP6 for a dynamic technology platform in SE. As a major outcome of this network, a circuit foundry for SE was established, a cell library was made available and a first roadmap was drawn up in the field. S-PULSE supports joint efforts of European academic and industrial groups in the superconducting technologies field. The action is to strengthen the vital link between research and development on the one hand and the industrial view on the other hand, bring together industrial expectations and visionary extrapolation and current status of technology, intensify the exchange of knowledge and ideas, take charge of education, and win public interest. The overall strategy of S-PULSE is to broaden the FLUXONICS network and to promote the formation of a European Technology Platform (ETP) to develop and implement a Strategic Research Agenda in the field of ultra-low power superconducting electronics down to the nano-scale domain. With the view on the formation of an industrial guided ETP in the field of SE, the SA is expected to strengthen the competitiveness of the European nanoelectronics industry and to make SE technologies ready to compete with other technologies in the world markets.

Objective

The proposed Support Action S-PULSE aims to prepare Superconducting Electronics (SE) for the technology generation beyond the CMOS scaling limits ("beyond CMOS"). Scaling laws in CMOS technology indicate that some concepts cannot be simply extrapolated, and new physical effects that have been negligible up to now, have to be taken into account in the future. Due to the total different physical base in SE, it never had a scaling law, and quantum limits define the ultimate speed. This provides already demonstrated logic operation speed above 100 GHz with typically power dissipation of 1 aJ per logic operation with a 1 µm feature size metal based process. The European activities in SE are currently coordinated by the non-profit Society FLUXONICS e.V., a SCENET initiative under FP6 for a dynamic technology platform in SE. As a major outcome of this network, a circuit foundry for SE was established, a cell library was made available and a first roadmap was drawn up in the field. S-PULSE supports joint efforts of European academic and industrial groups in the superconducting technologies field. The action is to strengthen the vital link between research and development on the one <br/>hand and the industrial view on the other hand, bring together industrial expectations and visionary extrapolation and current status of technology, intensify the exchange of knowledge and ideas, take charge of education, and win public interest. The overall strategy of S-PULSE is to broaden the FLUXONICS network and to promote the formation of a European Technology Platform (ETP) to develop and implement a Strategic Research Agenda in the field of ultra-low power superconducting electronics down to the nano-scale domain. With the view on the formation of an industrial guided ETP in the field of SE, the SA is expected to strengthen the competitiveness of the European nanoelectronics industry and to make SE technologies ready to compete with other technologies in the world markets.

Related information

Coordinator contact

Hans-Georg Meyer, (Head of Department)
Tel.: +49 3641 206 11
Fax: +49 3641 206 19
E-mail
Hans-Georg Meyer, (Head of Department)
Tel.: +49 3641 206 11
Fax: +49 3641 206 19
E-mail

Coordinator

INSTITUT FUER PHOTONISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN E.V.
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 66 500


Albert-Einstein-Strasse 9
07745 Jena
Germany
Administrative contact: Volker Reichel
Tel.: +49 3641 206 275
Fax: +49 3641 206 099
E-mail

Participants

Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 0


Kaiserstrasse
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Administrative contact: Doris Duffner
Tel.: +49 721 608 49 61
Fax: +49 721 75 79 25
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 38 500


KAISERSTRASSE
76131 KARLSRUHE
Germany
Administrative contact: Doris Duffner
Tel.: +49 721 608 4961
Fax: +49 721 757925
E-mail
IMMS INSTITUT FUER MIKROELEKTRONIK- UND MECHATRONIK-SYSTEME GGMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 18 500


EHRENBERGSTRASSE 27
98693 ILMENAU
Germany
Administrative contact: Mario Goerlach
Tel.: +49 3677 695507
Fax: +49 3677 695515
E-mail
PHYSIKALISCH-TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 28 500


Bundesallee
38116 BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
Administrative contact: Doerte Lorenz
Tel.: +49 531 5929158
Fax: +49 531 5929105
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 53 000


EHRENBERGSTRASSE
98693 ILMENAU
Germany
Administrative contact: Thomas Mirow
Tel.: +49 3677 692555
Fax: +49 3677 691596
E-mail
THALES SA
France

EU contribution: EUR 38 500


Rue de Villiers
92200 NEUILLY SUR SEINE
France
Administrative contact: Sabine JOAQUIM
Tel.: +33 1 69 41 59 59
Fax: +33 1 69 41 59 69
E-mail
UNIVERSITE DE SAVOIE
France

EU contribution: EUR 80 500


RUE MARCOZ 27
73011 CHAMBERY
France
Administrative contact: Pascal FEBVRE
Tel.: +33 4 79 75 88 64
Fax: +33 4 79 75 87 42
E-mail
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE
France

EU contribution: EUR 18 500


Avenue Jean-François Champollion
31100 TOULOUSE
France
Administrative contact: Philippe JOST
Tel.: +33155661298
Fax: +33155661024
E-mail
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France

EU contribution: EUR 18 500


RUE LEBLANC
75015 PARIS 15
France
Administrative contact: Nathalie Colombel
Tel.: +33 438 783 579
Fax: +33 438 785 153
E-mail
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 38 500


Piazzale Aldo Moro
00185 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Maurizio Russo
Tel.: +39 081 8675321
Fax: +390818675251
E-mail
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 58 500


DRIENERLOLAAN
7522 NB ENSCHEDE
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Arend Tigelaar
Tel.: +31 53 489 2878
Fax: +31 53 4894841
E-mail
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 20 500


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41296 GOETEBORG
Sweden
Administrative contact: Ingrid Collin
Tel.: +46 31 7721601
Fax: +46 31 7728498
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 18 500


Edgbaston
B15 2TT BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Robert Fekete
Tel.: +44 1214158202
Fax: +44 1214146056
E-mail
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 22 500


The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
CB2 1TN CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Jonathan Winfield
Tel.: +44 1223 764790
Fax: +44 1223 332988
E-mail
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa

EU contribution: EUR 30 500


PRIVATE BAG X1 MATIELAND
7602 STELLENBOSCH
South Africa
Administrative contact: Cornelia Malherbe
Tel.: +27 21 808 3546
Fax: +27 21 808 4537
E-mail
Record Number: 85406 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01