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Architectural Implications of Nanoscale-Integrated Sensing and Computing
January/February 2010 (vol. 30 no. 1)
pp. 110-120
Constantin Pistol, Duke University
Wutichai Chongchitmate, Duke University
Christopher Dwyer, Duke University
Alvin R. Lebeck, Duke University

The authors explore nanoscale sensor processor (nSP) architectures. Their design includes a simple accumulator-based instruction-set architecture, sensors, limited memory, and instruction-fused sensing. Using nSP technology based on optical resonance energy transfer logic helps them decrease the design's size; their smallest design is about the size of the largest-known virus.

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Index Terms:
nanocomputing, self-assembly, nanoarchitecture, DNA scaffold, optical computing
Constantin Pistol, Wutichai Chongchitmate, Christopher Dwyer, Alvin R. Lebeck, "Architectural Implications of Nanoscale-Integrated Sensing and Computing," IEEE Micro, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 110-120, Jan.-Feb. 2010, doi:10.1109/MM.2010.9
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