Accession Number:

AD0683994

Title:

THE CRYOTRON AS A LOGIC ELEMENT,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-11-06

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Potentialities are considered of a functionally complete system of logic elements based on the cryotron with a single control grid. Cryotron circuits are shown for all 16 switching functions of two binary variables. The following conclusions are reported as a result of an analysis 1 Cryotrons permit using a wide functionally complete system of five elements negation, disjunction, conjunction, NOR, and Webb function which requires 2--3 cryotrons for each element the system has wider possibilities and flexibility than limited-basis schemes 2 The mathematical apparatus developed for other systems of elements is also suitable for synthesizing cryotron logic circuits 3 Greater number of arguments in logic functions requires minimal additional equipment in cryotron circuits 4 Cryotron logic elements be equally well used as combination elements or as memory elements.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Cybernetics
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE