This paper presents the design, layout, and successful simulation of a configurable logic block (CLB) for a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) architecture based on a next-generation technology, quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA). Previous work on QCA-based FPGAs has focused on programmable interconnect. In contrast, this paper focuses on programmable logic. A novel single-layer CLB with fixed interconnect is developed by implementing four look-up tables (LUTs). Also, this paper presents a novel serial write/random-access read QCA memory design, which is one of the components in a LUT QCADesigner software is used to design and simulate a 4-to-16 decoder, 16-bit memory, and output circuit to implement a LUT. The simulation of the CLB confirms the expected outcomes

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Proceedings from the 2006 IEEE reconfigurable computing and FPGA's international conference. Copyright 2006 IEEE. ISBN: 1-4244-0690-0Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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Conference Proceeding

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Microelectronic Engineering (KGCOE)


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