12 October 2016 A power-efficient and non-volatile programmable logic array based on phase change memory
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Proceedings Volume 9818, 2016 International Workshop on Information Data Storage and Tenth International Symposium on Optical Storage; 98180F (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2245026
Event: 2016 International Workshop on Information Data Storage and Tenth International Symposium on Optical Storage, 2016, Changzhou, China
Abstract
Recently, numerous efforts have been made on NVM-based Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) because the emerging non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies have the advantages of lower leakage power and higher density than Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) technology. However, the cost and the scale of FPGAs are so high and large that they can’t be applied in the consumer electronics field and Internet of Things (IoT). Due to the small scale and low cost, Programmable Logic Array (PLA) is an ideal option for these fields. However, up to now there are few researches on non-volatile PLA based on emerging NVMs. In this paper, a power-efficient non-volatile PLA based on Phase Change Memory (PCM) is proposed. The proposed non-volatile PLA architecture has been evaluated using the 40 nm Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology, and the simulation results show the correct functionality of the PLA. After the PLA reads the configuration bits from the non-volatile programmable elements (PEs), the power of the programmable elements can be OFF. Therefore, the standby power of the programmable elements is much smaller than that of the commonly SRAM-based PLAs. The simulation results also show that the total power of nvPLA is reduced by about 53.6% when the supply power of Programmable Element is OFF.
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Yuan Du, Yuan Du, Yong Ye, Yong Ye, Yong Kang, Yong Kang, Yangyang Xia, Yangyang Xia, Zhitang Song, Zhitang Song, Bomy Chen, Bomy Chen, } "A power-efficient and non-volatile programmable logic array based on phase change memory", Proc. SPIE 9818, 2016 International Workshop on Information Data Storage and Tenth International Symposium on Optical Storage, 98180F (12 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2245026; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2245026
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