By Topic

High-density chain ferroelectric random access memory (chain FRAM)

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
D. Takashima ; Adv. Semicond. Devices Labs., Toshiba Corp., Yokohama, Japan ; I. Kunishima

A new chain ferroelectric random access memory-a chain FRAM-has been proposed. A memory cell consists of parallel connection of one transistor and one ferroelectric capacitor, and one memory cell block consists of plural memory cells connected in series and a block selecting transistor. This configuration realizes the smallest 4 F2 size memory cell using the planar transistor so far reported, and random access. The chip size of the proposed chain FRAM can be reduced to 63% of that of the conventional FRAM when 16 cells are connected in series. The fast nondriven half-Vdd cell-plate scheme, as well as the driven cell-plate scheme, are applicable to the chain FRAM without polarization switching during the standby cycle thanks to short-circuiting ferroelectric capacitors. It results in fast access time of 45 ns and cycle time of 70 ns without refresh operation

Published in:

IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits  (Volume:33 ,  Issue: 5 )