EnAAM: Energy-efficient anti-aging for on-chIP video memories

Muhammad Shafique, Muhammad Usman Karim Khan, Orcun Tüfek, Jörg Henkel

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Negative Biased Temperature Instability-induced aging has emerged as one of the critical reliability threats in the nano-era. In this paper, we propose a microarchitectural-level technique for mitigating aging of on-chIP SRAM-based memories. The goal is to achieve balanced aging of all memory cells at minimal energy overhead, leading to a longer lifetime. For a configurable and energy-efficient design, we perform aging and energy analysis of different aging balancing circuits. This analysis is leveraged to design a novel energy-efficient anti-aging memory architecture. Our architecture employs a configurable anti-aging controller that leverages the data characteristics to dynamically select (1) at what time instant the aging balancing circuit should be activated, and (2) on which SRAM cells aging balancing should be applied. Our experiments demonstrate significant aging improvements while providing up to 30% energy savings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 52nd ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference, DAC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335201
StatePublished - Jul 24 2015
Event52nd ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference, DAC 2015 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2015Jun 12 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - Design Automation Conference
ISSN (Print)0738-100X


Other52nd ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference, DAC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Aging
  • Energy
  • Low-Power
  • Memory
  • Reliability
  • Video

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation


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