THE CRYOTRON AS A LOGIC ELEMENT,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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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.
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