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Provides a comprehensive introduction to current low-power innovation, low-voltage technology and non-volatile memory technology
Describes a new form of low-power computing innovation, known as “normally-off/instant-on” computing, which achieves drastic power reduction without sacrificing performance
Appeals to computing engineers with novel content about non-volatile memory and device engineers with content about computing innovation
This book describes computing innovation, using non-volatile memory for a sustainable world. It provides a compact overview of a green computing scheme, including cutting-edge CMOS low-power devices, comprehensive spintronics knowledge, trends in low-volatile memory and non-volatile RAM, low voltage (low leakage) computing circuits and systems, and a low-power computing plan that uses non-volatile memory. Coverage should appeal both to computing engineers and device engineers, as the authors describe a new means of lower power computing innovation, without sacrificing performance over conventional low-voltage operation. Readers will be introduced to methods of design and implementation for non-volatile memory which allow computing equipment to be turned off normally when not in use and to be turned on instantly to operate with full performance when needed.
· Provides a comprehensive introduction to current low-power innovation, low-voltage technology and non-volatile memory technology;
· Includes an overview of leading-edge CMOS low-power devices and spintronics technology;
· Describes trends in low-voltage SRAM and low-voltage DRAM, providing readers with power management insight, showing the evolution of the interface between memory and processor and the predicted development of memory hierarchy systems in the future;
· Describes in detail STT-RAM (or SPRAM, spin-transfer torque RAM) technology and its potential for achieving low power consumption and high performance;
· Covers low-power computing technology at the circuits and systems levels, including the latest low-voltage computing technology being used to prevent leakage currents, as well as a description of an instantaneous on/off system using non-volatile RAMs, which can serve as an example for future green computing.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »CMOS Leakage - Embedded Systems - Emerging memory - Energy Management - Green Computing - Low-Power Circuit Design - Low-Power System Design - Non-volatile memory - Normally off, instant-on computing - Spintronics