Accession Number : AD0683994

Title :   THE CRYOTRON AS A LOGIC ELEMENT,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Artemenko, I. A. ; Mikhailov, G. A.

Report Date : 06 NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Potentialities are considered of a functionally complete system of logic elements based on the cryotron with a single control grid. Cryotron circuits are shown for all 16 switching functions of two binary variables. The following conclusions are reported as a result of an analysis: (1) Cryotrons permit using a wide functionally complete system of five elements (negation, disjunction, conjunction, NOR, and Webb function) which requires 2--3 cryotrons for each element; the system has wider possibilities and flexibility than limited-basis schemes; (2) The mathematical apparatus developed for other systems of elements is also suitable for synthesizing cryotron logic circuits; (3) Greater number of arguments in logic functions requires minimal additional equipment in cryotron circuits; (4) Cryotron logic elements be equally well used as combination elements or as memory elements.

Descriptors :   (*LOGIC CIRCUITS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY), COMPUTER LOGIC, BINARY ARITHMETIC, USSR.

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Cybernetics
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE