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In this brief, a 9T bit cell is proposed to enhance write ability by cutting off the positive feedback loop of a static random-access memory (SRAM) cross-coupled inverter pair. In read mode, an access buffer is designed to isolate the storage node from the read path for better read robustness and leakage reduction. The bit-interleaving scheme is allowed by incorporating the proposed 9T SRAM bit cell with additional write wordlines (WWL/WWLb) for soft-error tolerance. A 1-kb 9T 4-to-1 bit-interleaved SRAM is implemented in 65-nm bulk CMOS technology. The experimental results demonstrate that the test chip minimum energy point occurs at 0.3-V supply voltage. It can achieve an operation frequency of 909 kHz with 3.51-W active power consumption.
Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:59 , Issue: 7 )
Date of Publication: July 2012