This course focusses on the main challenges for the design of modern semiconductor storage systems under the aspect of rapidly growing data storage requirements. Current, volatile and non-volatile memory types will be covered from the fundamental semiconductor technology level up to higher levels of system-level abstraction, with a focus on reliability and protection of stored data. Furthermore, Processing-in-Memory Architectures (PIM) based on conventional and 3D-stacked memories are analyzed, taking into account aspects such as low latency and energy consumption.
The examination will be an oral examination. Dates will be announced in the course during the semester.