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Revolutionary embedded memory for internet of things devices and energy reduction

Objective

REMINDER aims to develop an embedded DRAM solution optimized for ultra-low-power consumption and
variability immunity, specifically focused on Internet of Things cut-edge devices. The objectives of REMINDER are :
i) Investigation (concept, design, characterization, simulation, modelling), selection and optimization of a
Floating-Body memory bit cell in terms of low power and low voltage, high reliability, robustness
(variability), speed, reduced footprint and cost.
ii) Design and fabrication in FDSOI 28nm (FD28) and FDSOI 14nm (FD14) technology nodes of a
memory matrix based on the optimized bit-cells developed. Matrix memory subcircuits,
blocks and architectures will be carefully analysed from the power-consumption point of view.
In addition variability tolerant design techniques underpinned by variability analysis and statistical
simulation technology will be considered.
iii) Demonstration of a system on chip application using the developed memory solution and
benchmarking with alternative embedded memory blocks.
The eventual replacement of Si by strained Si/SiGe and III-V materials in future CMOS circuits would also
require the redesign of different applications, including memory cells, and therefore we also propose the evaluation
of the optimized bit cells developed in FD28 and FD14 technology nodes using these alternative
materials.
The fulfilment of the objectives above will also imply the development of:
i) New techniques for the electrical characterization of ultimate CMOS nanometric devices. This will
allow us to improve the CMOS technology by boosting device performance.
ii) New behavioural models, incorporating variability effects, to reach a deep understanding of
nanoelectronics devices
iii) Advanced simulation tools for nanoelectronic devices for state of the art, and emerging devices.
iv) Extreme low power solutions
The consortium supporting this proposal is ideally balanced with 2 industrial partners, 2 SMEs, 2 research centers and 3 universities.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nanoelectronics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 606 250

Participants (9)

STMICROELECTRONICS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 537 500
Address
Boulevard Romain Rolland 29
92120 Montrouge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 761 596,25
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 501 385
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Gold Standard Simulations ltd

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 159 668,75
Address
Mitchell Street 90 Gordon Chambers
G1 3NQ Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SURECORE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 495 750
Address
Floor 5, 2 Wellington Place
LS1 4AP Leeds
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Korea Institute of Science and Technology
South Korea
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
39-1 Hawolgok-dong, Seongbuk-gu
136-791 Seoul
Activity type
Research Organisations
SYNOPSYS (NORTHERN EUROPE) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 185 268,75
Address
Brook Drive 100 Green Park
RG2 6UJ Reading Berkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)