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S-PULSE

Project reference: 215297
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Shrink-Path of Ultra-Low Power Superconducting Electronics [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

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-2007-1

Funding scheme:

CSA - Coordination & 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 \nhand 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

Coordinator

INSTITUT FUER PHOTONISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN E.V.
Germany
Albert-Einstein-Strasse 9
Jena, Germany
Administrative contact: Volker Reichel
Tel.: +49 3641 206 275
Fax: +49 3641 206 099
E-mail

Participants

Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie
Germany
Kaiserstrasse
Karlsruhe, Germany
Administrative contact: Doris Duffner
Tel.: +49 721 608 49 61
Fax: +49 721 75 79 25
E-mail
PHYSIKALISCH-TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT
Germany
Bundesallee
BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany
Administrative contact: Doerte Lorenz
Tel.: +49 531 5929158
Fax: +49 531 5929105
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU
Germany
EHRENBERGSTRASSE
ILMENAU, Germany
Administrative contact: Thomas Mirow
Tel.: +49 3677 692555
Fax: +49 3677 691596
E-mail
IMMS INSTITUT FUER MIKROELEKTRONIK- UND MECHATRONIK-SYSTEME GGMBH
Germany
EHRENBERGSTRASSE 27
ILMENAU, Germany
Administrative contact: Mario Goerlach
Tel.: +49 3677 695507
Fax: +49 3677 695515
E-mail
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE
France
Avenue Jean-François Champollion
TOULOUSE, France
Administrative contact: Philippe JOST
Tel.: +33155661298
Fax: +33155661024
E-mail
THALES SA
France
Rue de Villiers
NEUILLY SUR SEINE, France
Administrative contact: Sabine JOAQUIM
Tel.: +33 1 69 41 59 59
Fax: +33 1 69 41 59 69
E-mail
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
RUE LEBLANC
PARIS 15, France
Administrative contact: Nathalie Colombel
Tel.: +33 438 783 579
Fax: +33 438 785 153
E-mail
UNIVERSITE DE SAVOIE
France
RUE MARCOZ 27
CHAMBERY, France
Administrative contact: Pascal FEBVRE
Tel.: +33 4 79 75 88 64
Fax: +33 4 79 75 87 42
E-mail
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Piazzale Aldo Moro
ROMA, Italy
Administrative contact: Maurizio Russo
Tel.: +39 081 8675321
Fax: +390818675251
E-mail
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
DRIENERLOLAAN
ENSCHEDE, Netherlands
Administrative contact: Arend Tigelaar
Tel.: +31 53 489 2878
Fax: +31 53 4894841
E-mail
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
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GOETEBORG, Sweden
Administrative contact: Ingrid Collin
Tel.: +46 31 7721601
Fax: +46 31 7728498
E-mail
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Jonathan Winfield
Tel.: +44 1223 764790
Fax: +44 1223 332988
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Edgbaston
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Robert Fekete
Tel.: +44 1214158202
Fax: +44 1214146056
E-mail
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
PRIVATE BAG X1 MATIELAND
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: 2014-10-07