Vacuum tube technology - the holy grail of audio electronics - still powers the high end audio market. This technology creates rich harmonics and natural saturation, a character lost in modern electronics.
Nanolog Devices™ have many "tube-like" qualities in terms of harmonics, saturation, and frequency response. But our technology is small, robust, and cost effective in comparison.
This is opening doors in terms of audio innovation in all kinds of consumer electronics products, like cell phones, tablets, laptops, TVs, smart speakers, home audio, cars, and IoT.
Quantum tunneling is often described as being instantaneous.
The precise speed of quantum tunneling is difficult to measure because of issues such as stray capacitance and ultrafast time resolution. But we know it's fast.
It is likely that quantum tunneling will unlock the key to reaching THz speeds. We have the ability to manufacture durable quantum tunneling devices that work at room temperature and that can exist in consumer electronics.
This is a major step forward in unlocking new possibilities for electronics in the future.
energy efficiency & Heat
Compared to traditional electronics that need to surpass an activation barrier to achieve a next state, Nanolog technology requires only a fraction of the energy of modern electronics.
This can help extend battery life and reduce waste, which is two major issues facing the electronics industry today.
With this lower energy requirement, Nanolog technology also produces less heat. This can reduce the need for expensive heat sinks and potential burnout.
To achieve all of these results in terms of performance, speed, and energy efficiency, Nanolog's technology operates at the molecular level with an active area of 2 - 20 nm.
Current total device area designs can vary from 3 x 3 μm to 5 x 5 mm. To facilitate handing, the commercial versions are 250 x 500 μm with 1 mm diameter contact pads for epoxy or wire bonding.
There are several potential options for integrating the production process for ICs and mainstream electronics.
Nanolog technology is distinct from all other quantum electronics, to our knowledge, as our devices can be manufactured at scale with relatively high reproducibility and yield.
Currently, we produce 1,800 devices per 6" wafer with a 90% yield and rsd of current density of 10%-20%. We estimate this can be further miniaturized to 6,000 devices per 6" wafer.
This three step fabrication process can be completed in several hours, requires minimal infrastructure, and is non-toxic or dangerous.
This can be produced on partially transparent and flexible substrates as well.
Nanolog Devices™ have been surviving in guitar pedals (aluminum boxes that see vigorous use) with no known failures over 3 years.
Our technology can also survive many rigorous tests, such as: