Temperature-adaptive back-bias voltage generator for an RCAT pseudo SRAM

Jong P. Son, Hyun Geun Byun, Young Hyun Jun, Kinam Kim, Soo-Won Kim

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Abstract

In order to guarantee the proper operation of a recessed channel array transistor (RCAT) pseudo SRAM, the back-bias voltage must be changed in response to changes in temperature. Due to cell drivability and leakage current, the obtainable back-bias range also changes with temperature. This paper presents a pseudo SRAM for mobile applications with an adaptive back-bias voltage generator with a negative temperature dependency (NTD) using an NTD VBB detector. The proposed scheme is implemented using the Samsung 100 nm RCAT pseudo SRAM process technology. Experimental results show that the proposed VBB generator has a negative temperature dependency of -0.85 mV/°C, and its static current consumption is found to be only 0.83 μA@2.0 V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-413
Number of pages8
JournalETRI Journal
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1

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Static random access storage
Bias voltage
Transistors
Temperature
Leakage currents
Detectors

Keywords

  • Back-bias voltage generator
  • Memories
  • Pseudo SRAM
  • RCAT
  • Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Temperature-adaptive back-bias voltage generator for an RCAT pseudo SRAM. / Son, Jong P.; Byun, Hyun Geun; Jun, Young Hyun; Kim, Kinam; Kim, Soo-Won.

In: ETRI Journal, Vol. 32, No. 3, 01.06.2010, p. 406-413.

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Son, Jong P. ; Byun, Hyun Geun ; Jun, Young Hyun ; Kim, Kinam ; Kim, Soo-Won. / Temperature-adaptive back-bias voltage generator for an RCAT pseudo SRAM. In: ETRI Journal. 2010 ; Vol. 32, No. 3. pp. 406-413.
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