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1. (WO2008079964) DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURABLE LOGIC GATE USING A NONLINEAR ELEMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2008/079964    International Application No.:    PCT/US2007/088356
Publication Date: Fri Jul 04 01:59:59 CEST 2008 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 21 00:59:59 CET 2007
IPC: G06F 7/57
Applicants: CHAOLOGIX, INC.
KIEL, Steven, Lee
KRENING, Douglas, Norman
SCHNEIDERWIND, Michael, Joseph
LEHMAN, Lark, Edward
Inventors: KIEL, Steven, Lee
KRENING, Douglas, Norman
SCHNEIDERWIND, Michael, Joseph
LEHMAN, Lark, Edward
Title: DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURABLE LOGIC GATE USING A NONLINEAR ELEMENT
Abstract:
A dynamically configurable logic gate includes an input summer for receiving a first input signal and a second input signal to generate a summed input signal. Further the dynamically configurable logic gate includes a nonlinear element that applies a nonlinear function to the summed input signal to produce a nonlinear output signal. The dynamically configurable logic gate output signal corresponds to one of a plurality of different logic gates responsive to adjusting the summed input signal and/or the nonlinear function. In another embodiment, the dynamically configurable logic gate includes feedback to one of the inputs. The dynamically configurable logic gate receives the two inputs and operates as one of a plurality of different logic gate types so as to produce an output signal that corresponds to a memory latch according to a selection of the control signal. An array structure of dynamically configurable logic elements is also disclosed.