47% power reduction and 91% area reduction in inductive-coupling programmable bus for NAND flash memory stacking

Mitsuko Saito, Yoichi Yoshida, Noriyuki Miura, Hiroki Ishikuro, Tadahiro Kuroda

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This paper presents a power reduction scheme and an area reduction scheme in inductive-coupling programmable bus for NAND flash memory stacking. A channel arrangement scheme using three coils enables random access for memory read and memory write. Transmit power is reduced by 47% compared to a previous design with shields. A coil layout style, herein noted as XY coil, allows for the coils to interleave with logic interconnections, resulting in area reduction of 91% relative to at the expense of only 17% transmit power increase. Relayed data transmission at 1.6 Gb/s and BER < 10-12 is achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5582165
Pages (from-to)2269-2278
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2010



  • Inductive coupling
  • memory stacking
  • NAND flash
  • solid-state drive (SSD)
  • three-dimensional
  • wireless interconnect

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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