Three-terminal MTJ-based nonvolatile logic circuits with self-terminated writing mechanism for ultra-low-power VLSI processor

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Abstract

Magnetic-Tunnel Junction (MTJ)-based non-volatile logic circuits have some possibility to solve the power-dissipation problem seriously focusing on the present CMOS-only-based VLSI processors. Three terminal MTJ devices are the promising candidate as nonvolatile storage device to realize such a nonvolatile logic circuit. However, its writing energy is still serious in comparison with conventional CMOS-only-based logic circuits. In this paper, a new MTJ-based nonvolatile logic circuit with self-terminated mechanism is proposed and its energy efficiency is evaluated in comparison with the corresponding previous work. In addition, some recent research topics related to MTJ-based nonvolatile logic-circuit design and its application, such as a computer-aided-design (CAD) tool considering a stochastic MTJ-switching behavior and the application to a resilient 'die-hard' VLSI processor against sudden power-supply outage, are also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages548-553
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783981537093
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 11
Event20th Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2017 - Swisstech, Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 2017 Mar 272017 Mar 31

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2017 Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2017

Other

Other20th Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2017
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CitySwisstech, Lausanne
Period17/3/2717/3/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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