R2RAM: “Radiation Hard Resistive Random-Access Memory”
Coordinator: Prof. Christian Wenger (IHP)
Duration: 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017
Funding: €. 1,039,000 (IU.NET share € 195,000)
Participants: IHP (Frankfurt Oder, DE), RedCat Devices (Pavia, IT), University of Jyväskylä (Jyväskylä, FI) and IU.NET.
IU.NET units involved: University of Ferrara and Calabria. The internal scientific director is Prof. Piero Olivo.
The project aims to develop a methodology for the development and
design of non-volatile radiation tolerant memories, based on standard
CMOS processes. Since silicon commercial memories, such as flash
memories, are susceptible to irradiation failure, a new approach aimed
at the development of random access resistive memories (RRAMs) has been
identified, which have a strong ability to tolerate ion irradiation
heavy and other particles. The switching effect of resistive RAM is
determined by chemical reactions of reduction-oxidation (REDOX).
Therefore, the effects of radiation do not interfere with the switching
mechanism, both in the presence of high radiation doses and for single
events. In space applications, volatile and non-volatile memories are
integrated using standard processes and architectures. Consequently,
the final device is typically "rad-tolerant" but not "rad-hard", and
failure effects during space missions are mitigated by error correction
and redundancy techniques, even at board level. The aim of the project
is to provide a methodology for designing new "rad-hard" non-volatile
memories with good retention and repeated re-programmability. A
prototype of 1 Mbit of RRAM will also be implemented for the validation
of the proposed method.
NEREID: Nano-Electronics Roadmap for Europe: Identification and Dissemination”
Coordinator: coordinated from the administrative point of view of the Politecnico di Grenoble and scientifically by Enrico Sangiorgi.
Duration: 15/11/2015 - 15/11/2019
Funding: €. 1.000.000 (IU.NET share € 47.000)
INPG (Grenoble, FR), SINANO INSTITUTE (Grenoble, FR), EDAC GmbH
(Hrannover, DE); EPLF (Lausanne, CH); FRAUNHOFER (Munchen, DE); ICN2
(Barcelona, ES); IMEC (Leuven, BE); IU.NET (Bologna, IT); CEA (Paris,
FR); POLITO (Turin, IT); TYNDALL-UCC (Cork, IR); VTT (Espoo, FL);
AENEAS (Paris, FR).
IU.NET units involved: University of Padua. The internal scientific director is Prof. Gaudenzio Meneghesso.
The aim of the project is to develop a new nano-electronics roadmap,
focused on the requirements of the European semiconductor industry and
electronic systems, with the involvement of major European research
centers. The end result will be a roadmap for micro- and
nano-electronics, with a clear identification of short, medium and