Provided by: International Journal of Engineering and Technology
Topic: Data Management
Date Added: Feb 2011
For mobile and multimedia applications of SRAMs, there is a strong need to reduce standby current leakages while keeping the memory cell data unchanged. To meet this objective, various techniques have been developed to reduce the leakage current at the process/device, circuit, architecture, and algorithmic levels. The traditional 6T CMOS SRAMs face many challenges in Deep-SubMicron (DSM) technologies for low supply voltage (VDD) operation. Predictions suggests that process variations will limit standard 90nm SRAMs to around 0.7V operation because of the Static Noise Margin (SNM) degradation and write margin, also a VDD of 0.7V is reported for a 65nm SRAM.