Modern Tube computing

From: Dwight K. Elvey <>
Date: Wed Jan 21 12:37:10 2004

 Actually the thought of a tube based computing isn't all
that far fetched. I read an article about creating tiny
tube circuits that use emission form a tiny nano wires
end to create free electrons that can then be used for things
like gates or flipflops. The voltages and power levels are
quite small.
 Still, I find it hard to see how even a small tube can work
faster than a 90 nm transistor. The biggest speed issue
we have today is the external wiring and not the gate speeds.
Received on Wed Jan 21 2004 - 12:37:10 GMT

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