Emerging steep-slope devices and circuits: Opportunities and challenges

Xueqing Li, Moon Seok Kim, Sumitha George, Ahmedullah Aziz, Matthew Jerry, Nikhil Shukla, John Sampson, Sumeet Gupta, Suman Datta, Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

6 Scopus citations


While continuing the CMOS scaling-down becomes unprecedentedly more challenging than before, intensive exploration on beyond-CMOS nanodevice technologies is an appealing approach to further continue the power scaling-down. This chapter reviews some promising beyond-CMOS emerging transistor technologies, including Tunnel FETs, Ferroelectric FETs, and Hyper-FETs. Circuit design techniques based on these emerging devices are also reviewed to provide insights for future energy-efficient analog and digital signal processing. In addition to the opportunities, this chapter also discusses the challenges of emerging devices in circuit and systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBeyond-CMOS Technologies for Next Generation Computer Design
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9783319903859
ISBN (Print)9783319903842
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Computer Science


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