Performance Analysis of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes and Copper as VLSI Interconnect

Gurleen Dhillon, Neha Raghu
2016 Indian Journal of Science and Technology  
The work in this paper analyses the performance of Single Wall Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT) bundles as VLSI interconnect. Using equivalent RLC circuit models described in this paper, comprehensive analysis of delay and power is done at 22nm technology node for both SWCNT bundle and copper. Results show that SWCNT bundle has smaller value of resistance due to longer mean free path and lesser delay than copper. Therefore, SWCNT bundle is a promising alternative to copper as VLSI interconnect for advanced technology nodes.
doi:10.17485/ijst/2016/v9is1/106892 fatcat:du4fyh6rsjedvkiirczblj3qpi