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Architectures And Algorithms For Intrinsic Computation With Memristive Devices, Jens Bûrger Aug 2016

Architectures And Algorithms For Intrinsic Computation With Memristive Devices, Jens Bûrger

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Neuromorphic engineering is the research field dedicated to the study and design of brain-inspired hardware and software tools. Recent advances in emerging nanoelectronics promote the implementation of synaptic connections based on memristive devices. Their non-volatile modifiable conductance was shown to exhibit the synaptic properties often used in connecting and training neural layers. With their nanoscale size and non-volatile memory property, they promise a next step in designing more area and energy efficient neuromorphic hardware.

My research deals with the challenges of harnessing memristive device properties that go beyond the behaviors utilized for synaptic weight storage. Based on devices that exhibit ...


Complete Design Methodology Of A Massively Parallel And Pipelined Memristive Stateful Imply Logic Based Reconfigurable Architecture, Kamela Choudhury Rahman Jun 2016

Complete Design Methodology Of A Massively Parallel And Pipelined Memristive Stateful Imply Logic Based Reconfigurable Architecture, Kamela Choudhury Rahman

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Continued dimensional scaling of CMOS processes is approaching fundamental limits and therefore, alternate new devices and microarchitectures are explored to address the growing need of area scaling and performance gain. New nanotechnologies, such as memristors, emerge. Memristors can be used to perform stateful logic with nanowire crossbars, which allows for implementation of very large binary networks that can be easily reconfigured. This research involves the design of a memristor-based massively parallel datapath for various applications, specifically SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) like architecture, and parallel pipelines. The dissertation develops a new model of massively parallel memristor-CMOS hybrid datapath architectures at ...