IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits

A 1 MB cache subsystem prototype with 1.8 ns embedded DRAMs in 45 nm SOI CMOS

View publication


We describe a single voltage supply, 1 MB cache subsystem prototype that integrates 2 GHz embedded DRAM (eDRAM) macros with on-chip word-line voltage supply generation , a 4 Kb one-time-programmable read-only memory ( OTPROM ) for redundancy and repair control, on-chip OTPROM programming voltage generation, clock generation and distribution, array built-in self-test circuitry (ABIST), user logic and pervasive logic. The eDRAM employs a programmable pipeline, achieving 1.8 ns latency, and features concurrent refresh capability. © 2006 IEEE.