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Computation Systems Based on Hybrid Spin-wave–CMOS Integrated Architectures

Objective

In the future, the miniaturisation of electronic devices– epitomised by Moore’s law – will be progressively limited by increasing power densities and the associated chip heating. Moreover, autonomous microelectronic applications, for example for the Internet of Things, demand high performance at ultralow power. Therefore, much research has recently focused on disruptive computing technologies that limit power consumption and optimise performance per circuit area. Spin wave computing is a disruptive spintronic technology that uses the interference of spin waves for computation and has considerable potential for power and area reduction per computing throughput. Despite much recent progress in the realisation of spin wave logic gates, no concept for a complete computing system exists today that is based only on spin waves. Thus, to advance from devices to systems, spin wave devices need to be complemented by CMOS in a hybrid spin wave–CMOS system. Using an interdisciplinary approach joining partners with expertise in materials science, physics, device manufacturing, electrical engineering, circuit design, and packaging, SPIDER targets the demonstration of a complete operational hybrid spin wave–CMOS computing system. To date, complex spin wave circuits are yet to be realised. SPIDER targets to fill this gap by developing spin wave logic circuits based on majority gates. To embed these circuits into a CMOS environment, SPIDER will design mixed signal CMOS chips that can drive spin wave circuits and read out computation results. The spin wave and CMOS chips will then be combined on an interposer to obtain the final hybrid system. This work will pave the way towards viable spin wave chips and provide a first benchmark of spin wave computing at the system level. Based on the results, SPIDER will then develop a roadmap to advance spin wave technology to compete with CMOS in technology nodes below 1 nm.

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INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
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AKRONIC AKRON OLOKRIROMENA KYKLOMATA IKE
Greece
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Patr Grigoriou E & 27 Neapoleos Str Po Box 6007
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Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
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€ 310 000,00
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Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern

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Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Kaiserslautern, Kreisfreie Stadt
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INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETAREDEZVOLTARE PENTRU MICROTEHNOLOGIE
Romania
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€ 230 500,00
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Erou Iancu Nicolae Street 32b
077190 Voluntari

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Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Ilfov
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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
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Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
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Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
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THALES
France
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Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
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