University of Southern California Los Angeles United States
The goal of this project was to investigate the state-of-the-art in design and optimization of single-flux quantum SFQ logic circuits, e.g., RSFQ and ERSFQ and draw up a comprehensive research plan for developing a standard design methodology and supporting computer-aided design tools for the SFQ logic at the register-transfer-level and below. In the process, this project produced several preliminary, prototype software tools for proof-of-concept demonstrations, including an RSFQ cell library, a prototype standard cell timing characterization tool, a prototype static timing analysis tool, a prototype frontend logic synthesis tool, and a prototype backend place and route tool. The RSFQ library, and software tools can be accessed at httpsportlab.usc.edudownloadsdownload-protected. For username and password, please contact pedramusc.edu.