We propose a new -port SRAM with a single read bit line (SRBL) eight transistors (8T) memory cell for a 45 nm system-on-a-chip (SoC). Access time tends to be slower as a fabrication is scaled down because of threshold voltage (Vt) random variations. A Divided read Bit line scheme with Shared local Amplifier (DBSA) realizes fast access time without increasing area penalty. We also show an additional important issue of a simultaneous Read and Write (RAV) access at the same row by using DBSA with the SRBL-8T cell. A rise of the storage node causes misreading. A Read End detecting Replica circuit (RER) and a Local read bit line Dummy Capacitance (LDC) are introduced to solve this issue. A 128 bit lines - 512 word lines 64 kb 2-port SRAM macro using these schemes was fabricated by a 45 nm bulk CMOS low-standby-power (LSTP) CMOS process technology . The memory cell size is 0.597 μm3, This 2-port SRAM macro achieves 7 times faster access time without misreading.
- 2-port SRAM
- 8T cell
- Hierarchical bit line
- Simultaneous read/ write access
- Single bit line
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering