Parallel programmable nonvolatile memory using ordinary static random access memory cells

Tomoko Mizutani, Kiyoshi Takeuchi, Takuya Saraya, Hirofumi Shinohara, Masaharu Kobayashi, Toshiro Hiramoto

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A technique of using an ordinary static random access memory (SRAM) array for a programmable nonvolatile (NV) memory is proposed. The parallel NV writing of the entire array is achieved by simply applying high-voltage stress to the power supply terminal, after storing inverted desired data in the static random access memory (SRAM) array. Successful 2 kbit NV writing is demonstrated using a device-matrix-array (DMA) test element group (TEG) fabricated by 0.18μm technology.

Original languageEnglish
Article number04CD17
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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