The authors describe a signal distribution network for sequential systems constructed using the Quantum-dot Cellular Automata (QCA) computing paradigm. This network promises to enable the construction of arbitrarily complex QCA sequential systems in which all wire crossings are performed using nearest neighbor interactions, which will improve the thermal behavior of QCA systems as well as their resistance to stray charge and fabrication imperfections. The new sequential signal distribution network is demonstrated by the complete design and simulation of a two-bit counter, a three-bit counter, and a pattern detection circuit.
Hast, Hayden M.; Tougaw, Douglas; and Khorbotly, Sami, "A Signal Distribution Network for Sequential Quantum-dot Cellular Automata Systems" (2015). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 406.