Implementing Boolean Functions in Hybrid Digital-Analog Systems
We propose an architecture to implement multi-input one-output Boolean functions using chaos computing in hybrid digital-analog systems consisting of a digital block of conventional and gates and a nonlinear circuit. This architecture efficiently utilizes the superstable initial conditions of a nonlinear circuit and enables us to implement all possible 22m Boolean functions of m data inputs in just m iterations of the nonlinear circuit, resulting in better operating speed and noise tolerance. In an ideal nonlinear map, this architecture eliminates the need for a decoder, as the outputs are mapped to maxima and minima of the map and can be fed directly to the next stage, enabling multilayer concatenation. We demonstrate the utility of this architecture in a three-transistor circuit.
Kohar, Vivek; Kia, Behnam; Lindner, John F.; and Ditto, William L., "Implementing Boolean Functions in Hybrid Digital-Analog Systems" (2017). Physical Review Applied, 7(4), 044006-. 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.7.044006. Retrieved from https://openworks.wooster.edu/facpub/214