As CMOS technology scales down to the nanoscale, high leakage power consumption becomes one of the major concerns in the design of electronic circuits. To overcome this challenge, nano-emerging technologies and logic-in-memory (LIM) structures are being studied. Magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) is an emerging spin-based device, which consumes very minimal leakage power in conjunction with CMOS transistors. In this paper, we propose a novel MTJ/CMOS design, which consumes low power and has lower delay than the existing LIM-based MTJ/CMOS designs. The proposed MTJ/CMOS designs have lower power and lower delay by charge sharing the output nodes during the pre-charge phase. The designs are simulated using 45 nm CMOS technology with perpendicular anistropy CoFeB/MgO MTJ model using a Cadence Spectre simulator. From the simulation results, we can see that the proposed MTJ/CMOS OR, AND, XOR, MUX, and full adder designs have 31.35%, 40.15%, 49.17%, 35.86%, and 42.62% lower power-delay-product, respectively, compared with the existing MTJ/CMOS designs. Furthermore, in this paper, we have also studied the usage of integrating nano-electronic devices, such as a carbon nanotube field-effect transistor and a Fin field-effect transistor, in the proposed circuits along with the MTJ devices.
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Magnetics|
|State||Published - Jul 2018|
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ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was supported by the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation with the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation under Grant KSEF-3526-RDE-019.
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- Logic in memory (LIM)
- low power
- magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering