Design Automation for Emerging Technologies


  • Omar Paranaiba Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) - Brazil
  • Poliana Oliveira CEFET/MG and UFMG - Brazil
  • Renan Marks UFMS and UFMG - Brazil
  • Gabriel Novy IFMG and UFMG - Brazil
  • Maria Vieira Universidade Federal Viçosa (UFV) - Brazil
  • Laysson Oliveira Luz Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) - Brazil
  • Pedro Arthur Silva Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) - Brazil
  • Ricardo Ferreira Universidade Federal Viçosa (UFV) - Brazil
  • Jhonattan Ramirez Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) - Brazil
  • José Augusto Nacif Universidade Federal Viçosa (UFV) - Brazil
  • Guilherme Caporali Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) - Brazil



Nanocomputing, DNA Computing, Field Coupled Nanocomputing, Photonic Crystal Logic, Design Automation


After the continuous development of CMOS technology driven by transistor miniaturization and Moore’s law, the scientific community is witnessing the exploration of emerging paradigms to find new ways to develop computational systems. This paper presents critical concepts for understanding some of these new nanocomputing technologies, specifically field-coupled, quantum-dot cellular automata, nanomagnetic logic, silicon dangling bounds, photonic crystal logic, and DNA computing. Next, it shows emerging design automation tools for each of these areas and how they can be applied to support the development of new computing systems. The level of maturity and production speed of solutions achieved by conventional silicon technology thanks to very efficient electronic design automation (EDA) is remarkable. However, here we are dealing with technologies still in their infancy. Therefore, improvements in design automation tools are undoubtedly a way to accelerate the growth of new substrate alternatives and modern applications.






Special Issue on Electronic Design Automation