Resistor-logic demultiplexers for nanoelectronics based on constant-weight codes Academic Article uri icon


  • The voltage margin of a resistor-logic demultiplexer can be improved significantly by basing its connection pattern on a constant-weight code. Each distinct code determines a unique demultiplexer, and therefore a large family of circuits is defined. We consider using these demultiplexers for building nanoscale crossbar memories, and determine the voltage margin of the memory system based on a particular code. We determine a purely code-theoretic criterion for selecting codes that will yield memories with large voltage margins, which is to minimize the ratio of the maximum to the minimum Hamming distance between distinct codewords. For the specific example of a 64 × 64 crossbar, we discuss what codes provide optimal performance for a memory.

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Kuekes, P. J., Robinett, W., Roth, R. M., Seroussi, G., Snider, G. S., & Williams, R. S.

citation count

  • 30

publication date

  • February 2006