STT-MRAM for real-time embedded systems

Kazi Asifuzzaman, Mikel Fernandez, Petar Radojković, Jaume Abella, Francisco J. Cazorla
2019 Proceedings of the International Symposium on Memory Systems - MEMSYS '19  
STT-MRAM is an emerging non-volatile memory quickly approaching DRAM in terms of capacity, frequency and device size. Intensified efforts in STT-MRAM research by the memory manufacturers may indicate a revolution with STT-MRAM memory technology is imminent, and therefore it is essential to perform system level research to explore use-cases and identify computing domains that could benefit from this technology. Special STT-MRAM features such as intrinsic radiation hardness, non-volatility, zero
more » ... tand-by power and capability to function in extreme temperatures makes it particularly suitable for aerospace, avionics and automotive applications. Such applications often have real-time requirementsthat is, certain tasks must complete within a strict deadline. Analyzing whether this deadline is met requires Worst Case Execution Time (WCET) Analysis, which is a fundamental part of evaluating any real-time system. In this study, we investigate the feasibility of using STT-MRAM in real-time embedded systems by analyzing average system performance impact and WCET implications.
doi:10.1145/3357526.3357531 dblp:conf/memsys/AsifuzzamanFRAC19 fatcat:xvbys24pyzbopj47ibqgjh2jnu