2012 Volume 9 Issue 6 Pages 470-476
This paper proposes a 7T SRAM that realizes a block-level instantaneous comparison feature. The proposed SRAM is useful for operation results comparison in dual modular redundancy (DMR). The data size that can be instantaneously compared is scalable using the proposed structure. The 1-Mb SRAM comprises 16-Kb blocks in which 8-Kb data can be compared in 130.0ns. The proposed scheme reduces energy consumption in data comparison to 1/418, compared to that of a parallel cyclic redundancy check (CRC) circuit.