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Challenges and Trends of Memory Circuit Designs for Energy-Efficient IoT Devices


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Memory has become one of the bottlenecks in the development of IoT and wearable devices with low energy consumption. This seminar addresses trends in the development of on-chip (embedded) volatile and nonvolatile memory (NVM) for energy-efficient IoT applications. In the first part, this talk will examine the challenges and trends in achieving low-voltage operation for embedded SRAM. Then, this talk will review silicon-verified circuit techniques for low-VDD SRAMs. The 2nd part of this seminar will introduce a variety of nonvolatile memory (NVM) technologies, including ROM, Flash, resistive RAM (ReRAM), phase-change memory (PCM), and STT-MRAM. This seminar will explore the challenges and silicon verified solutions in the design of low-power and high-speed circuits for on-chip NVM macros.