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Investigations of the staircase memristor model and applications of memristor-based local connections

Wang, Frank Z. (2016) Investigations of the staircase memristor model and applications of memristor-based local connections. Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 87 (2). pp. 263-273. (doi:10.1007/s10470-016-0715-3) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:58847)

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The memristor is postulated by Chua (IEEE Trans Circuit Theory, 18(5):507–519, 1971) as the fourth fundamental passive circuit element and experimentally validated by HP labs in 2008. It is an emerging device in nano technology that provides low power consumption as well as high density. In this paper, the staircase memristor model is discussed and investigated with the HP memristor model. By connecting HP memristor models in series or parallel, a staircase memristor model could be constructed and demonstrate staircase behavior. By comparing the staircase memristor model to the general HP memristor model, distinctions between them are demonstrated and this lends themselves to different applications. Further to the memristor-based cellular neural network (CNN), the structure is modified and applied to the echo state network (ESN) where memristors are used as local connections. By this means, the ESN benefits from the simple structure, non-volatility and low power feature of memristors and therefore the complexity and size of the original ESN architecture can be reduced. Meanwhile, the simpler structure still has satisfactory performance in applications compared with the original ESN.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10470-016-0715-3
Uncontrolled keywords: Nano technologyMemristorStaircaseDelayed-switching effectFerroelectric memristorBio-inspired circuitsCellular neural networksEcho state networks
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC176 Solid state physics
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics > QC176.8.N35 Nanoscience, nanotechnology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Frank Wang
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2016 18:28 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 12:21 UTC
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