Reversible Computation Gate in Superconducting Circuits

Reversible Computation Gate in Superconducting Circuits

This technology replaces standard logic components for more energy-efficient digital logic. To execute digital logic operations, devices use gates—typically irreversible gates whose functions cannot be inverted. By using reversible gates, the logic operations of these gates can be inverted, allowing for more efficient physical processes. The method’s novel gate design uses flux solitons to compute the gate results, providing a dramatic improvement in energy efficiency.

applications: 
  • State-of-the-art energy efficient logic to replace high-performance computing processors
  • Low temperature computer operations that require less heat generation
  • Superconducting circuitry for microwave or millimeter technologies
  • Computer chip manufacturing
  • Patent Number: 
    9,812,836
    Patent Issue Date: 
    November 7, 2017
    Email: 
    tech_transfer@nsa.gov
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