Nonvolatile processors: Why is it trending?

Fang Su, Kaisheng Ma, Xueqing Li, Tongda Wu, Yongpan Liu, Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

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Energy harvesting has become a promising solution to power up Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. In this scenario, the constrained power budget and frequent absence of ambient energy cause severe reliability issues and performance degradation on conventional CMOS computing circuits. Fortunately, the advent of nonvolatile processor (NVP) opens the possibility to compute continuously using an intermittent power supply. It is considered as a key component of the next generation IoT edge devices. In this work, we provide insights to the evolution of the NVP and its application in real world scenarios. Efforts on improving the performance of NVP and future research prospects are also discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783981537093
StatePublished - May 11 2017
Event20th Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2017 - Swisstech, Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: Mar 27 2017Mar 31 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2017 Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2017


Other20th Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2017
CitySwisstech, Lausanne

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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