A low-cost low-power non-volatile memory for RFID applications

Hadar Dagan, Adam Teman, Alexander Fish, Evgeny Pikhay, Vladislav Dayan, Yakov Roizin

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Abstract

One of the main obstacles delaying a more widespread use of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags is cost. A critical element of any RFID system is a low power embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) that can be fabricated without additional masks to the core CMOS process. In this paper, we present a 256-bit re-writeable NVM array, implemented in the TowerJazz 0.18μm CMOS process using only standard logic process steps and masks. Based on the single-poly C-Flash bitcell, this array achieves an extremely low static power figure of 3.8μW during operation cycles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1827-1830
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Sep 2012
Event2012 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2012 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 20 May 201223 May 2012

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2012
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period20/05/1223/05/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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