CeNSE Bengaluru researchers have developed an energy-efficient computing platform that could help reduce the energy consumption of devices and extend their battery life.

Researchers from the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, have developed a computing platform that is 47 times more energy-efficient and 93 times faster than the current metal-oxide conductors (CMOS) circuit-based chips. With a 9 percent reduction in physical footprint, it also takes up less space.

The researchers achieved this by using components called memristors instead of the standard CMOS. The advantage is that memristors can both store data and perform computation more quickly and efficiently.

This type of circuit is more efficient than traditional CMOS circuits in terms of speed and energy usage. By using this circuit, teams can reduce the number of components required for a project.

Sreetosh Goswami, Assistant Professor at CeNSE, led both the studies published in Advanced Materials that discovered a molecular circuit element. This element is beneficial because it can capture complex logic functions within itself, facilitating in-memory computations in a smaller number of time steps and using much fewer elements.

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