Accession Number : ADA281535

Title :   A VLSI Interface for the NM24CF04 Serial-Access Ferroelectric Memory.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Dickerson, James H.

Report Date : MAR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : The goal of this research project was to design a VLSI implementation of the required digital circuitry to utilize ferroelectric memory as a portion of main microprocessor memory. An interface between National Semiconductor's NM24CF04, a nonvolatile, serial-access, ferroelectric memory device, and Intel's 8086 microprocessor was designed and implemented using SSI/MSI technology in a previous study. This thesis discusses the redesign of the previously designed circuit for VLSI implementation. The layout was accomplished using the Magic graphical layout editor and tested using the Esim event driven logic-level simulator. Ferroelectric memory, FERRAM, NM24CF04, Nonvolatile memory, VLSI.

Descriptors :   *INTERFACES, *NONVOLATILE MEMORIES, *VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION, *FERROELECTRICITY, ACCESS, CIRCUITS, LOGIC, MEMORY DEVICES, MICROPROCESSORS, SIMULATORS, THESES, COMPUTER LOGIC.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE