A Closer Look At One-Time Programmable Embedded Memory

Being the first month of the year, chip designers have probably reflected on 2015 and are thinking ahead to upcoming projects this year. They want to produce a product that reflects tomorrow’s needs for electronic devices that include low power, high performance and high security. Now, they’re thinking about embedded memory, a requirement for all electronic devices. It’s captured the atte... » read more

A Guide To Power-Aware Memory Repair

The number of embedded memories contained within an SoC continues to grow rapidly. This growth has driven the need for rethinking manufacturing test strategies as embedded memories represent in most cases a die’s largest contributor to yield loss due to the very large area and density of these regular circuits. A successful memory strategy must incorporate some form of repair methodology in o... » read more

Embedded Memory Impact On Power Grids

Introduction Due to the overwhelming technical advantages of having on-chip memories, embedded memories are ubiquitous in most chip designs, and can comprise significant portions of a chip (upwards of 50%, according to some authors). Accordingly, a chip’s power grid design and analysis must account for the impact of these embedded memories, but design teams often struggle to resolve power... » read more