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heteroGeneous integRated magnetic tEchnology using multifunctional standardized sTack (MSS)

Objective

The interest for developing smart systems based on interconnected objects is growing fast (50 billion objects connected in 2020). The main components of “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices are autonomous battery-operated smart embedded systems comprising communication circuits, sensors, computing/processing devices and storage. The key requirements are ultra-low power, high processing capabilities, fast/dense storage, wireless communication, heterogeneous integration, and autonomy. The different functions are so far implemented in separate chips/technologies, which is a bottleneck in terms of costs and miniaturization. To tackle the key issues of monolithic heterogeneous integration, fast yet low power processing, high integration density, fast yet low power storage, the goal of the GREAT STREP project is to co-integrate multiple functions like sensors (“Sensing”), RF receivers (“Communicating”) and logic/memory (“Processing/Storing”) together within CMOS by adapting the STT-MTJs (Magnetic devices) to a single baseline technology. This lead to a unique STT-MTJ cell technology called Multifunctional Standardized (MTJ) Stack (MSS), paving the way to 2.5D self-integrated heterogeneous architectures . The major outputs of GREAT are the technology and the architecture platform for IoT SoCs which provides better integration of embedded & mobile communication systems and a significant decrease of their power consumption. Based on the STT unique set of performances (non-volatility, high speed, infinite endurance and moderate read/write power), GREAT will achieve the same goal as heterogeneous integration of devices but in a much simpler way. The project final objectives are: fabrication of an advanced MSS technology test chip jointly with a system-level simulation and design of a representative M2M IoT platform integrating MSS. The consortium is composed of 9 EU partners led by CEA and of an Advisory Board comprising leaders in IP solutions, IoT, and mobile technologies.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/analogue electronics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/cells technologies

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 922 833,49

Participants (8)

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 708 375
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 775 549
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITATEA TRANSILVANIA DIN BRASOV
Romania
EU contribution
€ 236 562,50
Address
Bdul Eroilor 29
500036 Brasov
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 318 750
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Singulus Technologies AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 335 573,75
Address
Hanauer Landstrasse 103
63796 Kahl Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 994 807,50
Address
Shaul Amor 1
23105 Migdal Haemek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVADERIS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 116 550,01
Address
Miniatec Entreprises Bht Bat 52 7 Parvis Louis Neel
38040 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOPLINK INNOVATION
France
EU contribution
€ 130 000
Address
Allée De Paris 837 Bis
83500 La Seyne Sur Mer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)