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A device consisting of double magnetic tunnel junctions with cross-magnetization configurations is proposed to enable simultaneous electrical detection of both the structure and motion of a domain-wall (DW). Operation of this device has been confirmed through micromagnetic simulation. Owing to the cross-magnetization configurations, two types of DW structure formed in a ferromagnetic wire were clearly identified: a transverse wall (TW) in which the magnetization at the center of the wall is directed transversely to the wire axis and a vortex wall (VW) in which the magnetization circulates in the plane around a small perpendicular vortex core. In addition to the structural difference between TW and VW, the velocity of the DW motion was detected through the time response of the tunneling magnetoresistance.