Area Comparison between 6T and 8T SRAM Cells in Dual-Vdd Scheme and DVS Scheme

Yasuhiro MORITA  Hidehiro FUJIWARA  Hiroki NOGUCHI  Yusuke IGUCHI  Koji NII  Hiroshi KAWAGUCHI  Masahiko YOSHIMOTO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E90-A   No.12   pp.2695-2702
Publication Date: 2007/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e90-a.12.2695
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on VLSI Design and CAD Algorithms)
Category: Memory Design and Test
Keyword: 
6T SRAM cell,  8T SRAM cell,  Vth variation,  

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Summary: 
This paper compares areas between a 6T and 8T SRAM cells, in a dual-Vdd scheme and a dynamic voltage scaling (DVS) scheme. In the dual-Vdd scheme, we predict that the area of the 6T cell keep smaller than that of the 8T cell, over feature technology nodes all down to 32 nm. In contrast, in the DVS scheme, the 8T cell will becomes superior to the 6T cell after the 32-nm node, in terms of the area.