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Design of a Sextuple Cross-Coupled SRAM Cell with Optimized Access Operations for Highly Reliable Terrestrial Applications

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The Aggressive technology scaling makes modern advanced SRAMs more and more sensitive to soft errors that include single-node upsets (SNUs) and double-node upsets (DNUs). This paper presents a novel Sextuple Cross-Coupled SRAM cell, namely SCCS cell, which can tolerate both SNUs and DNUs. The cell mainly consists of six cross-coupled input-split inverters, constructing a large error-interceptive feedback loop to robustly retain stored values. Since the cell has many redundant storage nodes, the cell achieves the following robustness: (1) the cell can self-recover from all possible SNU; (2) the cell can self-recover from partial DNUs; (3) the cell can avoid the occurrence of other DNUs due to node-separation. Simulation results validate the excellent robustness of the proposed cell. Moreover, compared with the state-of-the-art typical existing hardened cells, the proposed cell achieves an approximate 61% read access time as well as 12% write access time reduction at the costs of 47% power dissipation as well as 44% silicon area on average.
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lirmm-03033332 , version 1 (01-12-2020)

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Aibin Yan, Zhen Wu, Jun Zhou, Yuanjie Hu, Yan Chen, et al.. Design of a Sextuple Cross-Coupled SRAM Cell with Optimized Access Operations for Highly Reliable Terrestrial Applications. ATS 2019 - 28th IEEE Asian Test Symposium, Dec 2019, Kolkata, India. pp.55-60, ⟨10.1109/ATS47505.2019.00006⟩. ⟨lirmm-03033332⟩
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