Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Magnetic Circuits

We're back with a new tech post and this one is a doozy. Most people have never heard that term before. (Check the description of the blog) To those with the slightest bit of technical acumen you may realize we're referring to the use of magnetic energy to operate gates and switches in a microprocessor. I have seen more effort in this area and from MIT and Cambridge I believe so I guess I am in good company. I first looked at magnetic circuits in 1989 ( I think I looked at everything in '89) The idea actually came from work with magnetic bearings (I hate grease, we'll save the bearings for another article)
Anyway, the way they work, at least with the implementation I used, is that rather than dpoing with n or p Ge or Si ions, you actually dope with magnetic and restrictive magnetic materials. By placing juxtaposed electrical fields on either end of a block, you can then "program" areas to excite "electrons" so that only desired areas of the circuit block will allow the passage of "data." Then you must poll the path to determine which areas ( divided by potential) have an increased potential due to flow. These are then your "bits." You can then add buffer areas which have a range equal to the "attached" bit areas. Using a crystal clock that vibrates at high rates, one can transfer up to

"Clock rate" x "bit width" \ "word length" instructions.

Research has shown that applying varying magnetic fields and elctrical fields to semi-permeable materials, nanotubes (small rows of atoms shaped into a cylinder) have been shown to orient in a p or n formation.

Similarly providing a linear segmented vector space, it is possible to form complex words in one pulse of the clock rather than many. Since all data is composed of sequences of bits, by abstracting the various color and alpha levels for graphics it is possible to define parts of the stream as "pre-rendered" structures like text. B creating parallel structures with varying "signal" ranges, multiple streams can be processed simultaneously.

Minimization of length and width space per "logic bit" and lowering the total power input it is possible to maintain a linear relationship between the bit values. This can significantly lower voltage requirements and allow faster clocks or more bit regions with similar power input.

More later...

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