Clockwise-Counterclockwise Josephson NDRO Cache Write Operation
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
Sequencing a WRITE-operation for a Josephson NDRO cache with both clockwise (CW) and counterclockwise (CCW) flux quanta minimizes the need for damping. The mode structure of a NDRO cache memory cell (Fig. 1A) in the Ic-Ig current plane contains regions of operating points with uniquely defined quantum states (Fig. 1B) as well as regions where more than one state can exist. The investigations so far are inconclusive as to the question whether a design may utilize the more-than-one-state regions (in addition to the unique regions) for a reliable WRITE-operation with a predetermined number of flux quanta. The results of a detailed analysis of the memory cell lead to the following conclusions: 1) The quantum states of the cell in the phase space are successive and may change only by 1do at a time.