Nonvolatile memristor memory: Device characteristics and design implications Conference Paper uri icon


  • The search for new nonvolatile universal memories is propelled by the need for pushing power-efficient nanocomputing to the next higher level. As a potential contender for the next-generation memory technology of choice, the recently found "the missing fourth circuit element", memristor, has drawn a great deal of research interests. In this paper, we characterize the fundamental electrical properties of memristor devices by encapsulating them into a set of compact closed-form expressions. Our derivations provide valuable design insights and allow a deeper understanding of key design implications of memristor-based memories. In particular, we investigate the design of read and write circuits and analyze data integrity and noise-tolerance issues. Copyright 2009 ACM.

author list (cited authors)

  • Ho, Y., Huang, G. M., & Li, P.

publication date

  • December 2009