In this letter, we show that Giant Spin Hall Effect (GSHE) MRAM can enable better energy- delay and voltage performance than traditional MTJ based spin torque devices at scaled nanomagnet dimensions (10-30 nm). Firstly, we derive the effect of dimensional scaling on spin injection efficiency, voltage-delay and energy-delay of spin torque switching using MTJs and GSHE and identify the optimum electrode geometry for low operating voltage (10 GHz) operation. We show that effective spin injection efficiency >100 % can be obtained using optimum spin hall electrode thickness for 30 nm nanomagnet widths. Finally, we derive the energy-delay trajectory of GSHE and MTJ devices to calculate the energy-delay product of GSHE and MTJ devices with an energy minimum at the characteristic time of the magnets. Optimized GSHE devices when combined with PMA can enable MRAM with scaled nanomagnets (30 nm X 60 nm), ultra-low voltage operation (< 0.1 V), fast switching times (10 ps) and switching energy as low as 100 aJ/bit.
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