Nanoscale Memory Repair

By Masashi Horiguchi , Kiyoo Itoh

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Written from years of experience with developing memories and low-voltage CMOS circuits, Nanoscale Memory Repair describes yield and reliability issues in terms of mathematics and engineering. Readers will find a detailed explanation of the various yield models and calculations.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4419-7957-5
  • 228 Pages
  • Publication Date: January 13, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $129.00
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Yield and reliability of memories have degraded with device and voltage scaling in the nano-scale era, due to ever-increasing hard/soft errors and device parameter variations. This book systematically describes these yield and reliability issues in terms of mathematics and engineering, as well as an array of repair techniques, based on the authors’ long careers in developing memories and low-voltage CMOS circuits. Nanoscale Memory Repair gives a detailed explanation of the various yield models and calculations, as well as various, practical logic and circuits that are critical for higher yield and reliability.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. An Introduction to Repair Techniques: Basics of Redundancy.
  2. Basics of Error Checking and Correction.
  3. Comparison between Redundancy and ECC.
  4. Repairs of Logic Circuits.
  5. Redundancy: Models of Fault Distribution.
  6. Yield Improvement through Redundancy.
  7. Replacement Schemes.
  8. Intra
  9. Subarray Replacement.
  10. Inter
  11. Subarray Replacement.
  12. Subarray Replacement.
  13. Devices for Storing Addresses.
  14. Testing for Redundancy.
  15. Error Checking and Correction: Linear Algebra and Linear Codes.
  16. Galois Field.
  17. Error
  18. Correcting Codes.
  19. Coding and Decoding Circuits.
  20. Theoretical Reduction in Soft
  21. Error and Hard
  22. Error Rates.
  23. Application of ECC.
  24. Testing for ECC.
  25. Synergistic Effect of Redundancy and ECC: Repair of Bit Faults using Synergistic Effect.
  26. Application of Synergistic Effect.
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