DATE is pleased to present a special hybrid format for its 2022 event, as the situation related to COVID-19 is improving but safety measures and restrictions will remain uncertain for the upcoming months across Europe and worldwide. In transition towards a future post-pandemic event again, DATE 2022 will host a two-day live event in presence in the city of Antwerp (just north of Brussels in Belgium), to bring the community together again, followed by other activities carried out entirely online in the subsequent days. This setup combines the in-presence experience with the opportunities of on-line activities, fostering the networking and social interactions around an interesting program of selected talks and panels on emerging topics to complement the traditional DATE high-quality scientific, technical and educational activities.

M03 How Emerging Memory Technology Will Reshape Future Computing

Monday, 1 February 2021 07:00
Monday, 1 February 2021 11:40
Jian-Jia Chen, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Hussam Amrouch, University of Stuggart, Germany
Joerg Henkel, KIT, Germany
Jian-Jia Chen, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Hussam Amrouch, University of Stuggart, Germany
Yuan-Hao Chang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan


  • Jian-Jia Chen, TU Dortmund University
  • Hussam Amrouch, University of Stuttgart
  • Jörg Henkel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


  • Jian-Jia Chen, TU Dortmund University, Germany
  • Hussam Amrouch, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Yuan-Hao Chang (Johnson Chang), Academia Sinica, Taiwan


  • Due to low leakage power, high density, and low unit cost, emerging byte-addressable NVM architectures are being considered as main memory and storage in the near future.
  • This tutorial is to present and discuss commendable technologies and their impact to outlook potential researches and cooperation.
  • It is unique and timely for the DATE community, since presenters have expertise in both the system/architecture-level side and technology side to draw a vision of novel emerging techniques and their impact across different abstraction layers. 

Goal: The goal of this tutorial is to present and discuss commendable technologies and their impact on emerging byte-addressable non-volatile memories (NVM).

Technical Details:

In this tutorial we will discuss various non-volatile memories. One of them will be Ferroelectric Field-Effect Transistor (FeFET), which is a promising non-volatile, area-efficient and low-power combined logic and memory. FeFET is compatible with the existing CMOS fabrication process. We will show how bit-errors induced by FeFETs (due to temperature effects and process variation effects) can be modeled from the device level to system level and then how the impact of such bit-errors can be accurately quantified and mitigated in the context of Binary Neural Networks (BNNs).  Other types of NVMs will be also discussed demonstrating how system-level managements could be impacted. 

Schedule (Time Zone: GMT +1)

  • 07:00 - 07:10: Opening
  • 07:10 - 08:00: Emerging Devices (ReRam, FeFET, NCFET)
  • 08:00 - 08:05: coffee/breakfast break
  • 08:05 - 08:40: Neural Network Techniques for Systems with NVMs, from CPU Cache, Main Memory and Processing-in-Memory
  • 08:40 - 09:20: Random Forest Training Techniques for Systems with NVMs
  • 09:20 - 09:30: break
  • 09:30 - 10:00: Full system-level NVM simulation and optimization 
  • 10:00 - 10:25: Demo and Q&A
  • 10:25 - 10:30: break
  • 10:30 - 11:00: Vision of Integration of Future Technology

Necessary background: 

  • Computer Architecture