The future of ‘extremely’ energy-efficient circuits

Science Daily  September 18, 2019 Information communication technology is projected to account for 20% of total energy consumption in the United States by 2020. To reduce energy consumption while improving efficiency, an international team of researchers (Japan, USA – Northeastern University) used Adiabatic Quantum-Flux-Parametron (AQFP) to replace direct current with alternating current which acts as both the clock signal and the power supply — as the current switches directions, it signals the next time phase for computing. According to the researchers it could improve conventional communication technologies with currently available fabrication processes. They developed a computation logic that takes the […]