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CMOS Processors and Memories

  • Krzysztof Iniewski

Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing book series (ACSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Processors

  3. Memories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Yong Hoon Kang
      Pages 165-196
    3. Taku Ogura
      Pages 197-232
    4. B. C. Choi, Y. K. Hong, A. Lyle, G. W. Donohoe
      Pages 233-252
    5. Feng (Dan) Lin
      Pages 337-360

About this book


CMOS Processors and Memories addresses the-state-of-the-art in integrated circuit design in the context of emerging computing systems. New design opportunities in memories and processor are discussed. Emerging materials that can take system performance beyond standard CMOS, like carbon nanotubes, graphene, ferroelectrics and tunnel junctions are explored.

CMOS Processors and Memories is divided into two parts: processors and memories. In the first part we start with high performance, low power processor design, followed by a chapter on multi-core processing. They both represent state-of-the-art concepts in current computing industry. The third chapter deals with asynchronous design that still carries lots of promise for future computing needs. At the end we present a “hardware design space exploration” methodology for implementing and analyzing the hardware for the Bayesian inference framework. This particular methodology involves: analyzing the computational cost and exploring candidate hardware components, proposing various custom architectures using both traditional CMOS and hybrid nanotechnology CMOL. The first part concludes with hybrid CMOS-Nano architectures.

The second, memory part covers state-of-the-art SRAM, DRAM, and flash memories as well as emerging device concepts. Semiconductor memory is a good example of the full custom design that applies various analog and logic circuits to utilize the memory cell’s device physics. Critical physical effects that include tunneling, hot electron injection, charge trapping (Flash memory) are discussed in detail. Emerging memories like FRAM, PRAM and ReRAM that depend on magnetization, electron spin alignment, ferroelectric effect, built-in potential well, quantum effects, and thermal melting are also described.

CMOS Processors and Memories is a must for anyone serious about circuit design for future computing technologies. The book is written by top notch international experts in industry and academia. It can be used in graduate course curriculum.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Krzysztof Iniewski
    • 1
  1. 1.CMOS Emerging Technologies, Inc.CoquitlamCanada

About the editors

Krzysztof (Kris) Iniewski is managing R&D at Redlen Technologies Inc., a start-up company in British Columbia. His research interests are in VLSI circuits for medical and security applications. He is also an executive director of CMOS Emerging Technologies ( From 2004 to 2006 he was an Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Department of University of Alberta where he conducted research on low power wireless circuits and systems. During his tenure in Edmonton he put together a book for CRC Press "Wireless Technologies: Circuits, Systems and Devices". From 1995 to 2003, he was with PMC-Sierra and held various senior technical and management positions. Prior to joining PMC-Sierra, from 1990 to 1994 he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Dr. Iniewski has published over 100 research papers in international journals and conferences. He holds 18 international patents granted in USA, Canada, France, Germany, and Japan. He received his Ph.D. degree in electronics (honors) from the Warsaw University of Technology (Warsaw, Poland) in 1988. Together with Carl McCrosky and Dan Minoli he is an author of "Data Networks – VLSI and Optical Fibre", Wiley, 2008. He recently edited "Medical Imaging Electronics", Wiley 2009, "VLSI Circuits for Bio-medical applications", Artech House 2008, and "Circuits at Nanoscale: Communications, Imaging and Sensing", CRC Press 2008.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title CMOS Processors and Memories
  • Editors Krzysztof Iniewski
  • Series Title Analog Circuits and Signal Processing
  • Series Abbreviated Title Analog Circuits,Signal Processing (formerly Int.Ser.Engin.,Comp.Sci.)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-481-9215-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-3304-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-90-481-9216-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 382
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Circuits and Systems
    Solid State Physics
    Nanotechnology and Microengineering
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