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A 250-MHz 1-Mbit MRAM macro is demonstrated in a 0.15-mum standard CMOS process with 1.5-V supply. Its clock frequency is the highest among the MRAMs that have been reported. It has a highly compatible embedded-SRAM interface. The macro is designed using a 6.97-mum2 bitline separated and half-pitch shifted 2-transistor 1-magnetic tunnel junction (2T1MTJ) cell. The half-pitch-shift arrangement enables efficient reduction of bitline capacitance and a symmetrical reading scheme, which accelerates the random access clock frequency to the same speed as that of SRAMs. The technology will help to achieve MRAM embedded systems on chips (SoCs).