A low-power SRAM design using quiet-bitline architecture

@article{Cheng2005ALS,
  title={A low-power SRAM design using quiet-bitline architecture},
  author={Shin-Pao Cheng and Shi-Yu Huang},
  journal={2005 IEEE International Workshop on Memory Technology, Design, and Testing (MTDT'05)},
  year={2005},
  pages={135-139}
}
This paper presents a low-power SRAM design with quiet-bitline architecture by incorporating two major techniques. Firstly, we use a one-side driving scheme for the write operation to prevent the excessive full-swing charging on the bitlines. Secondly, we use a precharge-free pulling scheme for the read operation so as to keep all bitlines at low voltages at all times. SPICE simulation on a 2K-bit SRAM macro shows that such architecture can lead to a significant 84.4% power reduction over a… CONTINUE READING
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