IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

High density devices using permalloy propagation of wall-coded bubbles

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A close-packed, field access major/minor loop device configuration has evolved from studies of the wall-coded hexagonal bubble lattice. Fully functional chips have been designed, fabricated and tested. Information is coded in the wall structure of 2.7 µm bubbles in a fully populated array of permalloy driven minor loops. A storage cell of 5.6×5.6 µm<sup>2</sup> is achieved with a 1.4 µm minimum feature. Tests of the close packed storage region show excellent propagation margin and wall state stability over the tested temperature range from 5°C to 70°C at operating frequencies to 400 kHz. Preliminary data in/data out operation has been performed at 100 kHz. © 1979 IEEE