Energy efficient and hign bandwidth embedded memory implementation

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Abstract

Embedded memory is an important part of processors and system on Chip main matrix (performance, power and area). As a result, the ever increasing integration of embedded memory continues. SRAM cell is the preferred option for embedded memory because of low power density, smaller area, layout regularity, and high performance. Implementation options and organization of such memory have big impact on the power, area, and performance. The goal of this paper is to analyze the different options available for SRAM to enable energy efficient implementation including low voltage operation. The paper will present the findings of implementing high bandwidth (256-bit) LI cache using SRAM cell with full swing bitlne using 28nm foundry process technology [1]. The result shows the design with full swing is more power efficient (10% less array power) than small swing sense amplifier based scheme. The area for the two design are compatible with 4-5% more area overhead for full swing. The proposed design support wordline overdrive assist circuit during write access to enable low voltage operation.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 8th International Conference on Design and Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era, DTIS 2013
Pages117-121
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 8th International Conference on Design and Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era, DTIS 2013 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 26 Mar 201328 Mar 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2013 8th International Conference on Design and Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era, DTIS 2013

Conference

Conference2013 8th International Conference on Design and Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era, DTIS 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period26/03/1328/03/13

Keywords

  • embedded memory
  • low power design
  • SRAM

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