This paper presents that advanced actively body-bias controlled (Advanced ABC) technology contributes to enhancing operation margins of static random access memory (SRAM). For the first time, significant enhancement of static noise margin (SNM) is successfully realized by using a body bias of load, access, and driver transistors while suppressing threshold-voltage variations. In this technology, well taps control the body potential of the load transistor and word lines also control the body potential of the access and driver transistors. It is demonstrated that the write and read margins of 65-nm-node silicon-on-insulator (SOI) SRAMs are improved by the Advanced ABC technology. Furthermore, it is found that the SNM is enhanced by 27% for 32nm and 49% for 22nm node. It is summarized that this technology is one of countermeasures for emerging generations.
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