Versatile Thin‐Film Transistor with Independent Control of Charge Injection and Transport for Mixed Signal and Analog Computation

Multimodal transistor (MMT) that is immune to parasitic effects


Source: University Of Surrey: Eva Bestelink Olivier de Sagazan Lea Motte Max Bateson Benedikt Schultes S. Ravi P. Silva Radu A.

Researchers at University of Surrey and Université de Rennes developed a new device, called a Multimodal Transistor (MMT), that is immune to parasitic effects.

In the MMT, on/off switching is controlled independently from the amount of current passing through the structure. The researchers say that this allows the MMT to operate at a higher speed than comparable devices and to have a linear dependence between input and output for ultra-compact digital-to-analog conversion and simplified circuits.

“Our Multimodal Transistor is a paradigm shift in transistor design. It could change how we create future electronic circuits. Despite its elegantly simple footprint, it truly punches above its weight and could be the key enabler for future wearables and gadgets beyond the current Internet of Things,” said Dr Radu Sporea, Senior Lecturer in Semiconductor Devices at the University of Surrey.

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