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Cell-inspired electronics: by mimicking cells, Sarpeshkar designs electronic circuits for ultra-low-power and biomedical applications


A single cell in the human body is approximately 10,000 times more energy-efficient than any nanoscale digital transistor, the fundamental building block of electronic chips. RLE’s Rahul Sarpeshkar is now applying architectural principles from these ultra-energy-efficient cells to the design of low-power, highly parallel, hybrid analog-digital electronic circuits. Such circuits could one day be used to create ultra-fast supercomputers that predict complex cell responses to drugs. They may also help researchers to design synthetic genetic circuits in cells. <<more>>

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Professor Rahul Sarpeshkar

RLE Analog VLSI and Biological Systems Group