DRAM Circuit Design Fundamental and High Speed Topics

DRAM Circuit Design: Fundamental and High-Speed Topics

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A modern, comprehensive introduction to DRAM for students andpracticing chip designers

Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) technology has been one of thegreatestdriving forces in the advancement of solid-statetechnology. With its ability to produce high product volumes andlow pricing, it forces solid-state memory manufacturers to workaggressively to cut costs while maintaining, if not increasing,their market share. As a result, the state of the art continues toadvance owing to the tremendous pressure to get more memory chipsfrom each silicon wafer, primarily through process scaling andclever design.

From a team of engineers working in memory circuit design, DRAMCircuit Design gives students and practicing chip designers aneasy-to-follow, yet thorough, introductory treatment of thesubject. Focusing on the chip designer rather than the end user,this volume offers expanded, up-to-date coverage of DRAM circuitdesign by presenting both standard and high-speed implementations.Additionally, it explores a range of topics: the DRAM array,peripheral circuitry, global circuitry and considerations, voltageconverters, synchronization in DRAMs, data path design, and powerdelivery. Additionally, this up-to-date and comprehensive bookfeatures topics in high-speed design and architecture and theever-increasing speed requirements of memory circuits.

The only book that covers the breadth and scope of the subjectunder one cover, DRAM Circuit Design is an invaluable introductionfor students in courses on memory circuit design or advanceddigital courses in VLSI or CMOS circuit design. It also serves asan essential, one-stop resource for academics, researchers, andpracticing engineers.