The realistic modeling of spin-transfer torque (STT)-magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) for the simulations of hybrid CMOS/Spintronics devices in comprehensive simulation environments requires a full description of stochastic switching processes in the state-of-the-art STT-MRAMs. Here, we compare micromagnetic simulations with an analytical formulation that takes into account the spin-torque asymmetry of the spin-polarization function by considering the mean, standard deviation, skewness, and kurtosis. We find that, while the first and second statistical moments exhibit a very similar behavior, skewness and kurtosis are substantially different and must be taken into account in order to provide an accurate prediction of the switching performance. In fact, a reasonable fit of the probability density function (PDF) of the switching time is given by a Pearson Type IV PDF. The main achievements of this paper underline the need of data-driven design of STT-MRAM that uses a full micromagnetic simulation framework for the statistical proprieties PDF of switching processes.

Description of statistical switching in perpendicular STT-MRAM within an analytical and numerical micromagnetic framework

V. Puliafito;A. Giordano;B. Azzerboni;G. Finocchio
Penultimo
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2018

Abstract

The realistic modeling of spin-transfer torque (STT)-magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) for the simulations of hybrid CMOS/Spintronics devices in comprehensive simulation environments requires a full description of stochastic switching processes in the state-of-the-art STT-MRAMs. Here, we compare micromagnetic simulations with an analytical formulation that takes into account the spin-torque asymmetry of the spin-polarization function by considering the mean, standard deviation, skewness, and kurtosis. We find that, while the first and second statistical moments exhibit a very similar behavior, skewness and kurtosis are substantially different and must be taken into account in order to provide an accurate prediction of the switching performance. In fact, a reasonable fit of the probability density function (PDF) of the switching time is given by a Pearson Type IV PDF. The main achievements of this paper underline the need of data-driven design of STT-MRAM that uses a full micromagnetic simulation framework for the statistical proprieties PDF of switching processes.
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