Designing robust ultra-low-power circuits

Electronics that can operate at high temperatures with very high energy efficiency are necessary to power future electric cars and aircraft as well as applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT). On the other hand, superconducting quantum circuits operate at cryogenic temperatures when carrier freezeout in the classical control circuitry makes it a challenge to perform basic functions such as (de)multiplexing qubits. To serve these emerging requirements, the EU-funded project ZeroAMP will develop a nanomechanical switch-based computing platform that will enable computing components with very high energy efficiency in harsh environmental conditions. The project will use novel materials, switch designs and circuit techniques along with advanced 3D stacking to achieve energy efficiency and environmental capability.