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BMDO TOPIC -- Magneto-Thermal MRAM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
63461
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02SB1-0319
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRONICS, INC.
11409 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: BMDO TOPIC -- Magneto-Thermal MRAM
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: DAAH0103CR243
Award Amount: $387,072.00
 

Abstract:

Magneto-Thermal MRAM uses both heat and magnetic field (current) to overcome thermal instabilites of very small memory cells. Self-generated heat in the cell raises the temperature of magnetic material in the cell above the exchange ordering temperature ofthe magnetic material (either ferromagnetic or anti-ferromagnetic). Magneto-Thermal MRAM is compatible with advances in photolithography down to 0.05 micron to provide nonvolatile random access memory at DRAM densities. Because there is no irreversiblechange in lattice or phase during writing, no writing fatigue is anticipated. The proposed work will concentrate on materials and process developments to deomonstrate reliability and cell performance compatible with read and write speeds of approximately50 ns and a realistic chip capacity of 1 gigabit are expected using 0.1 micron lithography. A small, working memory array and conceptual design (compatible with domonstration array data) will show that Magneto-Thermal MRAM can provide high densitynonvolatile memory at least through the next decade.

Principal Investigator:

James Daughton
Chief Technical Officer
9529961607
daughton@nve.com

Business Contact:

James Daughton
Chief Technical Officer
9529961607
daughton@nve.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRON
11409 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

EIN/Tax ID: 411424202
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No