A 1.8 V low-voltage and low-power 128 Mb mobile SDRAM is designed and fabricated for hand-held, battery-operated electronic devices with a 0.15-μm CMOS technology. As an essential low-voltage circuit, a triple pumping scheme is proposed to generate a stable boosted voltage whose level exceeds over twice the supply voltage and which is required for the boosted word-line bias. In addition, to convert the bit-line data to a low-voltage CMOS level, a new NMOS and PMOS hybrid folded current sense amplifier with dual-path current sensing scheme is proposed to obtain the stable I-to-V gain as well as to improve the low-voltage margin.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Physics and Astronomy(all)