Jitendra Kumar Saini, Avireni Srinivasulu* and Renu Kumawat Pages 80 - 87 ( 8 )
The transformation from the development of enabling technology to mass production of consumer-centric semiconductor products has empowered the designers to consider characteristics like robustness, compactness, efficiency, and scalability of the product as implicit pre-cursors. The Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistor (CNFET) is the present day technology. In this manuscript, we have used CNFET as the enabling technology to design a 1-bit Full Adder (1b-FA16) with overflow detection. The proposed 1b-FA16 is designed using 16 transistors. Finally, the proposed 1b-FA16 is further used to design a Ripple Carry Adder (RCA), Carry Look Ahead Adder (CLA) circuit and RCA with overflow bit detection.
Methods and Results: The proposed 1b-FA16 circuit was designed with CNFET technology simulated at 32 nm with a voltage supply of +0.9 V using the Cadence Virtuoso CAD tool. The model used is Stanford PTM. Comparison of the existing full adder designs with the proposed 1b-FA16 design was done to validate the improvements in terms of power, delay and Power Delay Product (PDP). Table 2, shows the results of comparison for the proposed 1b-FA16 with the existing full adder designs implemented using CNFET for parameters like power, delay and power delay product.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that the proposed 1b-FA16 yielded better results as compared to the existing full adder designs implemented using CNFET. The improvement in power, delay and power delay product was approximately 11%, 9% and 24% respectively. Hence, the proposed circuit implemented using CNFET gives a substantial rate of improvements over the existing circuits.
Carbon nanotube field effect transistors, CNFET, full adders, overflow detection, ripple carry adders, carry lookahead adder.
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Manipal University, Jaipur, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, JECRC University, Jaipur, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Manipal University, Jaipur