Impact and Mitigation of Sense Amplifier Aging Degradation Using Realistic Workloads

@article{Kraak2017ImpactAM,
  title={Impact and Mitigation of Sense Amplifier Aging Degradation Using Realistic Workloads},
  author={Danix00EBl Kraak and Mottaqiallah Taouil and Innocent Agbo and Said Hamdioui and Pieter Weckx and Stefan Cosemans and Francky Catthoor},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems},
  year={2017},
  volume={25},
  pages={3464-3472}
}
Designers typically add design margins to compensate for time-zero variability (due to process variation) and time-dependent (due to, e.g., bias temperature instability) variability. These variabilities become worse with scaling, which leads to larger design margin requirements. As an alternative, mitigation schemes can be applied to counteract the variability. This paper investigates the impact of aging on the offset voltage of the memory’s sense amplifier (SA). For the analysis, the… CONTINUE READING

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