ZeroAMP: ultra low-power computing with survival skills
The goal of ZeroAMP is to develop logic and memory circuits using NEM switches for emerging applications demanding zero standby power, operating temperatures up to 300°C, and radiation hardness.

We are an industry-led project covering the entire commercial supply chain, as well as advanced R&D.
Emerging applications in aerospace, automotive, IoT and Industrial IoT among others, require electronics efficient enough to use ultra-low power sources even in harsh environmental conditions. Despite the ubiquitous use of transistors in every modern electronic device, they cannot perform in extreme environments. Thus, there is a critical need for computation solutions with very high energy efficiency that survive extreme environments.

In ZeroAMP, we will develop nanoelectromechanical (NEM) relay-based field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) with integrated non-volatile memory (NVM) that can work at temperatures up to 300 °C, with zero current leakage and standby power. The technology solution will incorporate novel materials, switch designs and circuit techniques along with advanced 3D stacking for large-scale integration of the NEM switching elements.
Harsh conditions are our conditions
By leveraging recent breakthroughs of the ZeroAMP partners on novel 4-terminal (4-T) relay, bistable relay, 3D integration and wafer-level packaging, we aim to build demonstrators validated with, or data from, extensive reliability testing, targeting im­proved energy efficiency and harsh-environment capability for two product families, namely FPGA and NVM.

The ZeroAMP project is a joint effort of 7 partners from industry, research institute and academia from four different European countries. ZeroAMP receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The project started on 1 January 2020 and will run until 31 December 2023.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871740 (ZeroAMP).
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