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
CountrySwitzerland
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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    Hanyu, T., Suzuki, D., Onizawa, N., & Natsui, M. (2017). Three-terminal MTJ-based nonvolatile logic circuits with self-terminated writing mechanism for ultra-low-power VLSI processor. In Proceedings of the 2017 Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2017 (pp. 548-553). [7927048] (Proceedings of the 2017 Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.23919/DATE.2017.7927048