Accumulation-based computing using phasechange memories with FET access devices
Wright, C. David
IEEE Electron Device Letters
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Phase-change materials and devices have received much attention as a potential route to the realization of various types of unconventional computing paradigms. In this letter, we present non-von Neumann arithmetic processing that exploits the accumulative property of phase-change memory (PCM) cells. Using PCM cells with integrated FET access devices, we perform a detailed study of accumulation-based computation. We also demonstrate efficient factorization using PCM cells, a technique that could pave the way for massively parallelized computations.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
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