Designing efficient QCA logical circuits with power dissipation analysis

Shadi Sheikhfaal, Shaahin Angizi, Soheil Sarmadi, Mohammad Hossein Moaiyeri, Samira Sayedsalehi

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Recently reported QCA logical and arithmetic designs have completely disregarded the power consumption issue of the circuits. In this paper, a comprehensive power dissipation analysis as well as a structural analysis over the previously published five-input majority gates is performed. During our experimentations, we found that these designs suffer from high power consumption and also structural weaknesses. Therefore, a new ultra-low power and low-complexity five-input majority gate is proposed. For examining our presented design in large array of QCA structures even parity generators, as instances of logical circuits with different lengths up to 32 bits are presented. The simulation results reveal that our proposed designs have significant improvements in contrast to counterparts from implementation requirements and power consumption aspects. QCADesigner tool is used to evaluate functional correctness of the proposed circuits and power dissipation is evaluated using QCAPro simulator as an accurate power estimator tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)462-471
Number of pages10
JournalMicroelectronics Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Dissipated power
  • Even parity generator
  • Five-input majority gate
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Power analysis
  • Quantum-dot cellular automata


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