Review of physics-based compact models for emerging nonvolatile memories

Nuo Xu, Pai Yu Chen, Jing Wang, Woosung Choi, Keun Ho Lee, Eun Seung Jung, Shimeng Yu

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A generic compact modeling methodology for emerging nonvolatile memories is proposed by coupling comprehensive physical equations from multiple domains (e.g., electrical, thermal, magnetic, phase transitions). This concept has been applied to three most promising emerging memory candidates: PCM, STT-MRAM, and RRAM to study their device physics as well as to evaluate their circuit-level performance. The models’ good predictability to experiments and their effectiveness in large-scale circuit simulation suggest their unique role in emerging memory research and development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Computational Electronics
StateAccepted/In press - Oct 27 2017


  • 1T1R
  • Compact modeling
  • Cross-point
  • GST
  • Nonvolatile memory (NVM )
  • OTS
  • PCM
  • Reaction rate equation (RRE )
  • RRAM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Xu, N., Chen, P. Y., Wang, J., Choi, W., Lee, K. H., Jung, E. S., & Yu, S. (Accepted/In press). Review of physics-based compact models for emerging nonvolatile memories. Journal of Computational Electronics, 1-13.