Referencing-in-Array Scheme for RRAM-based CIM Architecture

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Resistive random access memory (RRAM) based computation-in-memory (CIM) architectures are attracting a lot of attention due to their potential in performing fast and energy-efficient computing. However, the RRAM variability and non-idealities limit the computing accuracy of such architectures, especially for multi-operand logic operations. This paper pro-poses a voltage-based differential referencing-in-array scheme that enables accurate two and multi-operand logic operations for RRAM-based CIM architecture. The scheme makes use of a 2T2R cell configuration to create a complementary bitcell structure that inherently acts also as a reference during the operation execution; this results in a high sensing margin. More-over, the variation-sensitive multi-operand (N)AND operation is implemented using complementary-input (N)OR operation to further improve its accuracy. Simulation results for a post-layout extracted 512x512 (256Kb) RRAM-based CIM array show that up to 56 operand (N)OR/(N)AND operation can be accurately and reliably performed as opposed to a maximum of 4 operands supported by state-of-the-art solutions, while offering up to 11.4X better energy-efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2022 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2022
EditorsCristiana Bolchini, Ingrid Verbauwhede, Ioana Vatajelu
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-9819263-6-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-9637-7
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2022 - Virtual, Online, Belgium
Duration: 14 Mar 202223 Mar 2022


Conference2022 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2022
CityVirtual, Online

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