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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C 2011 Vol.12 No.6 P.507-514


Design of ternary D flip-flop with pre-set and pre-reset functions based on resonant tunneling diode literal circuit

Author(s):  Mi Lin, Wei-feng Lü, Ling-ling Sun

Affiliation(s):  Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China, School of Electronics and Information, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018, China

Corresponding email(s):   linmi@hdu.edu.cn

Key Words:  Resonant tunneling diode (RTD), Ternary logic, Literal circuit, D flip-flop

Mi Lin, Wei-feng Lü, Ling-ling Sun. Design of ternary D flip-flop with pre-set and pre-reset functions based on resonant tunneling diode literal circuit[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, 2011, 12(6): 507-514.

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The problems existing in the binary logic system and the advantages of multiple-valued logic (MVL) are introduced. A literal circuit with three-track-output structure is created based on resonant tunneling diodes (RTDs) and it has the most basic memory function. A ternary RTD d flip-flop with pre-set and pre-reset functions is also designed, the key module of which is the RTD literal circuit. Two types of output structure of the ternary RTD d flip-flop are optional: one is three-track and the other is single-track; these two structures can be transformed conveniently by merely adding tri-valued RTD NAND, NOR, and inverter units after the three-track output. The design is verified by simulation. Ternary flip-flop consists of an RTD literal circuit and it not only is easy to understand and implement but also provides a solution for the algebraic interface between the multiple-valued logic and the binary logic. The method can also be used for design of other types of multiple-valued RTd flip-flop circuits.

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