Information Theoretic Bounds Based Channel Quantization Design for Emerging Memories

  title={Information Theoretic Bounds Based Channel Quantization Design for Emerging Memories},
  author={Zhen Mei and Kui Cai and Long Shi},
  journal={2018 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW)},
  • Z. MeiK. CaiLong Shi
  • Published 1 November 2018
  • Computer Science
  • 2018 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW)
Channel output quantization plays a vital role in high-speed emerging memories such as the spin-torque transfer magnetic random access memory (STT-MRAM), where high-precision analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) are not applicable. In this paper, we investigate the design of the 1-bit quantizer which is highly suitable for practical applications. We first propose a quantized channel model for STT-MRAM. We then analyze various information theoretic bounds for the quantized channel, including the… 

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