Non-von Neumann computing models, like Artificial and Spiking Neural Networks, inspired from the functionalities of the human brain, would require devices that can offer a direct mapping to the underlying neuroscience mechanisms for energy-efficient and compact hardware implementation. To that effect, spin-transfer torque phenomena in devices based on lateral spin valves, domain wall motion in magnets and magnetic tunnel junctions can potentially pave the way for spintronic neural computing systems, where spintronic neurons interfaced with spintronic synapses, can directly mimic biological neural and synaptic functionalities. We explore various device structures suitable for such non-Boolean functionalities and demonstrate the potential benefits of such neural computing based on arrays of magneto-metallic neurons and synapses.
|Title of host publication
|2016 21st Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2016
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - Mar 7 2016
|21st Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2016 - Macao, Macao
Duration: Jan 25 2016 → Jan 28 2016
|Proceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC
|21st Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2016
|1/25/16 → 1/28/16
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Computer Science Applications
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design