Spintronic logic devices have attracted attention because of the prospect of breaking the von-Neumann bottleneck through nonvolatile in-memory computing. Although varieties of spin Boolean logic gates have been proposed, spintronic arithmetic logic units such as adders have not been extensively studied because of the difficulties in application of the cascade method of CMOS-based logic in spintronic devices. Here, we experimentally demonstrated a spintronic full adder based on anomalous Hall effect and geometrical tuning magnetization switching driven by spin-orbit torque. The anomalous Hall effect of magnetic bits was enhanced by nonlinear elements with N-type negative differential resistance to control the ON/OFF state of MOSFETs which determined the write voltage of the memory unit. The magnetization of the memory bits in the memory unit were switched one by one as write voltage increased because of geometry difference. The order of magnetization switching caused the response of the anomalous Hall voltage of the memory unit to the input configurations to conform with the logic function of full adder. Computation function of full adder combined with memory writing was experimentally realized with only 7 magnetic bits and 2 steps. The reduced number of magnetic bits and time steps indicated efficiency of space and time of our device which beneficial for practical applications.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||IEEE Magnetics Letters|
|State||Published - 2022|
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-02-01
Acknowledgements: This work was sponsored by National Key R&D Program of China (Grant No.: 2017YFA0206202) and National Science Foundation of China (Grant No.: 11674190). The authors thank Beijing National Center for Electron Microscopy for providing research facilities.