Compact low-power instant store and restore D flip-flop using a selfcomplementing spintronic device

Journal Article (Journal Article)

To simplify power-gating requirements in ultra-low-power architectures, design strategies for low-power non-volatile flip-flops (F/Fs) are sought, for which the utilisation of spintronic devices offers a promising option. A D F/F that utilises a five-terminal spintronic device for non-volatile state holding in an intrinsically self-complementing fashion is introduced. This self-complementing device can be exploited to reduce overhead interfacing circuitry in order to realise a compact ten transistors with one spintronic device D F/F with instant store and restore functionality, while consuming <9 μW of power.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pyle, SD; Li, H; DeMara, RF

Published Date

  • July 7, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 14

Start / End Page

  • 1238 - 1240

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0013-5194

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1049/el.2015.4114

Citation Source

  • Scopus