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Nanoelectronic Device Applications Handbook by Krzysztof Iniewski, James E. Morris

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24

Hybrid Design of a Memory Cell Using a Memristor and Ambipolar Transistors

Pilin Junsangsri and Fabrizio Lombardi

CONTENTS

24.1 Introduction

24.2 Memristor

24.3 Ambipolar Transistor

24.4 Proposed Memory Cell

24.4.1 WRITE Operation

24.4.1.1 WRITE a “1”

24.4.1.2 WRITE a “0”

24.4.2 READ Operation

24.5 Simulation Results

24.5.1 WRITE Operation

24.5.2 READ Operation

24.5.3 Refresh

24.5.4 Transistor Sizing

24.5.5 Comparison

24.5.6 Power

24.6 Comparative Discussion

24.7 Conclusion

References

24.1  INTRODUCTION

With the scaling of complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) in the nano ranges, the technology roadmap predicted by Moore’s law is becoming difficult to meet. The so-called emerging technologies have been widely reported to supersede ...

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