Advanced Semiconductor Memories:Architectures, Designs, and Applications

Cover Image Copyright Year: 2003
Author(s): Ashok K. Sharma
Book Type: Wiley-IEEE Press
Content Type : Books & eBooks
Topics: Components, Circuits, Devices & Systems
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Abstract

A valuable reference for the most vital microelectronic components in the marketplace

DRAMs are the technology drivers of high volume semiconductor fabrication processes for new generation products that, in addition to computer markets, are finding increased usage in automotive, aviation, military and space, telecommunications, and wireless industries. A new generation of high-density and high-performance memory architectures evolving for mass storage devices, including embedded memories and nonvolatile flash memories, are serving a diverse range of applications.

Comprehensive and up to date, Advanced Semiconductor Memories: Architectures, Designs, and Applications offers professionals in the semiconductor and related industries an in-depth review of advanced semiconductor memories technology developments. It provides details on:

  • Static Random Access Memory technologies including advanced architectures, low voltage SRAMs, fast SRAMs, SOI SRAMs, and specialty S AMs (multiport, FIFOs, CAMs)
  • High Performance Dynamic Random Access Memory-DDRs, synchronous DRAM/SGRAM features and architectures, EDRAM, CDRAM, Gigabit DRAM scaling issues and architectures, multilevel storage DRAMs, and SOI DRAMs
  • Applications-specific DRAM architectures and designs - VRAMs, DDR SGRAMs, RDRAMs, SLDRAMs, 3-D RAM
  • Advanced Nonvolatile Memory designs and technologies, including floating gate cell theory, EEPROM/flash memory cell design, and multilevel flash
  • FRAMs and reliability issues
  • Embedded memory designs and applications, including cache, merged processor, DRAM architectures, memory cards, and multimedia applications
  • Future memory directions with megabytes to terabytes storage capacities using RTDs, single electron memories, etc.
A continuation of the topics introduced in Semiconductor Memories: Technology, Testing, and Reliability, the author's earlier work, Advanced Semiconductor Memories: Architectures, Designs, and Applications offers a much-needed reference to the major developments and future directions of advanced semiconductor memory technology.

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    Static Random Access Memory Technologies

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    This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Basic SRAM Architecture and Cell Structures

  • SRAM Selection Considerations

  • High Performance SRAMs

  • Advanced SRAM Architectures

  • Low-Voltage SRAMs

  • BiCMOS Technology SRAMs

  • SOI SRAMs

  • Specialty SRAMs

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    HighPerformance Dynamic Random Access Memories

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  • DRAM Technology Evolution and Trends

  • DRAM Timing Specifications and Operations

  • Extended-Data-Out DRAMs

  • Enhanced DRAM (EDRAM)

  • Synchronous DRAM/GRAM Architectures

  • Enhanced Synchronous DRAM (ESDRAM)

  • Cache DRAM (CDRAM)

  • Virtual Channel Memory (VCM) DRAMs

  • Advaned DRAM Technology Perspectives

  • Gigabit DRAM Scaling Issues and Architectures

  • Multilevel Storage DRAMs

  • SOI DRAMs

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  • References

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    ApplicationSpecific DRAM Architectures and Designs

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  • Video RAMs (VRAMs)

  • Synchronous Graphic RAMs (SGRAMs)

  • Rambus Technology Overview

  • Synchronous Link DRAMs (SLDRAMs)

  • 3-D RAM

  • Memory System Design Considerations

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    Advanced Nonvolatile Memory Designs and Technologies

    Advanced Semiconductor Memories:Architectures, Designs, and Applications
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  • Nonvolatile Memory Advances

  • Floating Gate Cell Theory and Operations

  • Nonvolatile Memory Cell and Array Designs

  • Flash Memory Architectures

  • Multilevel Nonvolatile Memories

  • Flash Memory Reliability Issues

  • Ferroelectric Memories

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    Embedded Memories Designs and Applications

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  • Embedded Memory Developments

  • Cache Memory Designs

  • Embedded SRAM/DRAM Designs

  • Merged Processor DRAM Architectures

  • DRAM Processes with Embedded Logic Architectures

  • Embedded EEPROM and Flash Memories

  • Memory Cards and MultiMedia Applications

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  • References

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    Future Memory Directions: Megabytes to Terabytes

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    This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Future Memory Developments

  • Magnetoresistive Random Access Memories (MRAMs)

  • Resonant Tunneling Diode-Based Memories

  • Single-Electron Memories

  • Phase-Change Nonvolatile Memories

  • Protonic Nonvolatile Memories

  • Miscellaneous Memory Technology Development (Examples)

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    Advanced Semiconductor Memories:Architectures, Designs, and Applications
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    A valuable reference for the most vital microelectronic components in the marketplace

    DRAMs are the technology drivers of high volume semiconductor fabrication processes for new generation products that, in addition to computer markets, are finding increased usage in automotive, aviation, military and space, telecommunications, and wireless industries. A new generation of high-density and high-performance memory architectures evolving for mass storage devices, including embedded memories and nonvolatile flash memories, are serving a diverse range of applications.

    Comprehensive and up to date, Advanced Semiconductor Memories: Architectures, Designs, and Applications offers professionals in the semiconductor and related industries an in-depth review of advanced semiconductor memories technology developments. It provides details on:

    • Static Random Access Memory technologies including advanced architectures, low voltage SRAMs, fast SRAMs, SOI SRAMs, and specialty S AMs (multiport, FIFOs, CAMs)
    • High Performance Dynamic Random Access Memory-DDRs, synchronous DRAM/SGRAM features and architectures, EDRAM, CDRAM, Gigabit DRAM scaling issues and architectures, multilevel storage DRAMs, and SOI DRAMs
    • Applications-specific DRAM architectures and designs - VRAMs, DDR SGRAMs, RDRAMs, SLDRAMs, 3-D RAM
    • Advanced Nonvolatile Memory designs and technologies, including floating gate cell theory, EEPROM/flash memory cell design, and multilevel flash
    • FRAMs and reliability issues
    • Embedded memory designs and applications, including cache, merged processor, DRAM architectures, memory cards, and multimedia applications
    • Future memory directions with megabytes to terabytes storage capacities using RTDs, single electron memories, etc.
    A continuation of the topics introduced in Semiconductor Memories: Technology, Testing, and Reliability, the author's earlier work, Advanced Semiconductor Memories: Architectures, Designs, and Applications offers a much-needed reference to the major developments and future directions of advanced semiconductor memory technology. View full abstract»



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