Green Computing with Emerging Memory

Low-Power Computation for Social Innovation

  • Takayuki Kawahara
  • Hiroyuki Mizuno

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Takayuki Kawahara, Hiroyuki Mizuno
    Pages 1-7
  3. Nobuyuki Sugii
    Pages 9-33
  4. Kenchi Ito
    Pages 35-57
  5. Masanao Yamaoka
    Pages 59-85
  6. Akira Kotabe
    Pages 87-110
  7. Riichiro Takemura
    Pages 111-140
  8. Yusuke Kanno
    Pages 141-182
  9. Takayuki Kawahara, Chihiro Yoshimura
    Pages 183-205
  10. Takayuki Kawahara, Hiroyuki Mizuno
    Pages 207-209
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 211-213

About this book


This book describes computing innovation, using non-volatile memory for a sustainable world.  It provides a compact overview of a green computing scheme, including cutting-edge CMOS low-power devices, comprehensive spintronics knowledge, trends in low-volatile memory and non-volatile RAM, low voltage (low leakage) computing circuits and systems, and a low-power computing plan that uses non-volatile memory.  Coverage should appeal both to computing engineers and device engineers, as the authors describe a new means of lower power computing innovation, without sacrificing performance over conventional low-voltage operation. Readers will be introduced to methods of design and implementation for non-volatile memory which allow computing equipment to be turned off normally when not in use and to be turned on instantly to operate with full performance when needed.


·         Provides a comprehensive introduction to current low-power innovation, low-voltage technology and non-volatile memory technology;

·         Includes an overview of leading-edge CMOS low-power devices and spintronics technology;

·         Describes trends in low-voltage SRAM and low-voltage DRAM, providing readers with power management insight, showing the evolution of the interface between memory and processor and the predicted development of memory hierarchy systems in the future;

·         Describes in detail STT-RAM (or SPRAM, spin-transfer torque RAM) technology and its potential for achieving low power consumption and high performance;

·         Covers low-power computing technology at the circuits and systems levels, including the latest low-voltage computing technology being used to prevent leakage currents, as well as a description of an instantaneous on/off system using non-volatile RAMs, which can serve as an example for future green computing.


CMOS Leakage Embedded Systems Emerging memory Energy Management Green Computing Low-Power Circuit Design Low-Power System Design Non-volatile memory Normally off, instant-on computing Spintronics

Editors and affiliations

  • Takayuki Kawahara
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Mizuno
    • 2
  1. 1.Hitachi LtdChief Researhcer, Life Science ResearchTokyoJapan
  2. 2., Hitachi LtdCentral Research LaboratoryTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0811-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0812-3
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