Timing driven buffer insertion for carbon nanotube interconnects

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Book Chapter

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Center for Cyber-Physical Systems


In the nanoscale technology, both the device and interconnect performances affect the overall performance of the integrated circuits and systems in which they are used. So, it is quite natural to explore various solutions for devices as well as interconnects to mitigate the challenges of technology scaling and meet high-speed demand. This chapter discusses the use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as a potential high-speed high-performance interconnect as compared to the metal interconnects.

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Publisher's version of record: https://doi.org/10.1049/PBCS029E_ch10

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Nano-CMOS and Post-CMOS Electronics: Devices and Modelling