Emerging technologies are gaining an increasing at- tention due to the slowdown of CMOS development. NanoMagnet Logic, among emerging technologies, increases the potentials for developing fully magnetic circuits. Using a magnet as building block for logic circuits has the advantage to merge logic and mem- ory in the same device. Moreover circuits have low dynamic and no stand-by power consumption. Even though demonstrations exist for small circuits, the experimental feasibility of complex NML circuits still represents a critical point for this technology. In this work we outline the possibility to design NML circuits based on the technological structure of Magnetic RAMs. NML circuits based on MRAMs rely on a well developed technology that provides a natural interface with CMOS world. To study this new NML implementation a novel tool, NANOcom, was developed to easily design complex circuits. Simulations were then performed using an high level behavioral model described using VHDL language. Two types of circuit layouts, based on different technological constraints, are investigated. To evaluate the performance of this new NML implementation a 4-bit Galois multiplier is used as testbench. The Galois multiplier is the basic block of cryptographic circuits, an ideal target for this technology. Results obtained are encouraging and can unlock interesting options for the future development of NML technology.
|Titolo:||Design of MRAM Based Magnetic Logic Circuits|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/TNANO.2016.2641444|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|