We have investigated the spin-Hall effect (SHE)-assisted spin transfer torque (STT) switching mechanism in a three-terminal MTJ device developed using p-MTJ (perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction) and heavy metal materials of high atomic number, which possesses large spin–orbit interaction. Using p-MTJ schematic and complementary-metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) logic, we have designed three basic hybrid logic-in-memory structure-based logic gates NOR/OR, NAND/AND, and XNOR /XOR. Then the performances of these hybrid gates are evaluated and the results are compared with the conventional CMOS-based gates in terms of power, delay, power delay product, and device count. From the analysis, it is concluded that SHE-assisted STT MTJ/CMOS logic gates are nonvolatile, consume less power, and occupy a smaller die area as compared to conventional CMOS only logic gates.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Modelling and Simulation
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering