A 1kb 9T Subthreshold SRAM with Bit-interleaving Scheme in 65nm CMOS

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Provided by: National Chiao Tung University
Topic: Storage
Format: PDF
Sub-threshold SRAM is a significant approach to reduce power consumption in energy-constrained SoC design. For the ultra-low power consideration, the primary concerns of SRAM are stability and reliability instead of performance. In this paper, the proposed 9T bit-cell enhances write ability by cutting off the positive feedback loop of inverter pair. In the read mode, the isolated read path and storage node enlarge the read SNM. Besides, a 9T sub-threshold SRAM is proposed to enable implementation of bit-interleaving structure which achieves soft-error tolerance. The proposed SRAM is able to operate at a voltage as low as 0.3V. One extra virtual ground (VVSS) line is used to reduce the bit-line leakage to ensure the data can be read successfully.
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