Global Standards for the Microelectronics Industry
NEAR-TERM DRAM LEVEL ROWHAMMER MITIGATION
RAM process node transistor scaling for power and DRAM capacity has made DRAM cells more sensitive to disturbances or transient faults. This sensitivity becomes much worse if external stresses are applied in a meticulously manipulated sequence, such as Rowhammer. Rowhammer related papers have been written outside of JEDEC, but some assumptions used in those papers didn’t explain the problem very clearly or correctly, so the perception for this matter is not precisely understood within the industry. This publication defines the problem and recommends following mitigations to address such concerns across the DRAM industry or academia. Item 1866.01.