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Power/Performance Bits: Nov. 16


Light-emitting memory Researchers from Kyushu University and National Taiwan Normal University propose a 'light-emitting memory' based on a perovskite that can simultaneously store and visually transmit data. The team used the idea in conjunction with resistive RAM (RRAM), in which states of high and low resistance represent ones and zeros. "The electrical measurements needed to check the r... » read more

Improving DRAM Performance, Security, and Reliability by Understanding and Exploiting DRAM Timing Parameter Margins


Abstract: "Characterization of real DRAM devices has enabled findings in DRAM device properties, which has led to proposals that significantly improve overall system performance by reducing DRAM access latency and power consumption. In addition to improving system performance, a deeper understanding of DRAM technology via characterization can also improve device reliability and security. The... » read more

What Makes A Chip Tamper-Proof?


The cyber world is the next major battlefield, and attackers are busily looking for ways to disrupt critical infrastructure. There is widespread proof this is happening. “Twenty-six percent of the U.S. power grid was found to be hosting Trojans," said Haydn Povey, IAR Systems' general manager of embedded security solutions. "In a cyber-warfare situation, that's the first thing that would b... » read more