The applications of memristor devices in next-generation cortical processor designs

Hai Li, Beiye Liu, Xiaoxiao Liu, Mengjie Mao, Yiran Chen, Qing Wu, Qinru Qiu

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Abstract

Discovery of memristor opened a new era of the research on universal memory thanks to many attractive properties demonstrated by this emerging device. In this paper, we switch our research focus to neuromorphic computing, which, same as memory technology, significantly benefits from the technical advances of memristor. Particularly, we present the implementation of cortical processor augmented with neuromorphic computing accelerators (NCAs) for cognitive applications, including: 1) the design details and basic operations of the NCA based on memristor crossbars; and 2) the integration between conventional pipeline and NCAs. At the end, we also discuss the scalability of our proposed NCA designs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages17-20
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479983919
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 27 2015
EventIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: May 24 2015May 27 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Volume2015-July
ISSN (Print)0271-4310

Other

OtherIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2015
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period5/24/155/27/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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