CITI Talk: “MRAM-based architectures in Spintec”, François Duhem (Spintec), 25th April 2018


MRAM-based architectures in Spintec


François Duhem


25th April 2018


10am,Claude Chappe (room TBC)


Non-Volatile Memories (NVMs) have gained traction in the last few years as they are expected to help mitigating the ever growing energy consumption due to leakage in advanced technology nodes. Among emerging NVM technologies, Magnetoresistive Random-Access Memory (MRAM) is considered to be one of the most promising as it reaches performance levels close to those of Static RAM (SRAM) with very high endurance, intrinsic immunity to radiations and good downsize scalability.
Spintec is a laboratory fully dedicated to spintronics research, aiming at bridging the gap between fundamental research and applications with expertise in fundamental physics as well as in device-oriented technologies. In particular, the design team focuses on the development of design tools for the hybrid CMOS/magnetic technology and the evaluation of hybrid non-volatile circuits (FPGA, processors, etc.).
This seminar will discuss ongoing research activities in Spintec with a focus on architecture and IC design.

PhD position in autonomous radio receivers at CITI Lab


INSA de Lyon, Lyon, France

Doctoral School

ED 160 EEA de Lyon




Study and development of architectures of radio receivers autonomous in energy and their mechanisms of wake-up and energy harvesting


The main scientific challenge of the thesis is to propose an autonomous wake-up radio architecture, i.e. an ultra-low power receiver supplied by the RF harvested or transferred energy and independent from the connected object’s main power supply. More thoroughly, the aim of this subject is to explore new solutions based on autonomous wake-up radio receivers taking into account limitations as size, technologies, operating conditions, etc., in order to provide one (or several) operational prototype(s). The proposed solutions will not exclusively be evaluated and optimized in terms of energy consumption, but also will take into account the communication performance such as the sensitivity and the robustness in terms of false wake-ups.


Guillaume Villemaud (HDR, 50%), Florin Hutu (50%)

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