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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Danil Sokolov,
Dr Oleg Maevsky,
Professor Alex Yakovlev
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by IEEE, 2019.
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Memristors are intensively proposed in many applications, such as biosensors and machine learning. Regarding their analog characteristics, memristance decoder is, therefore, an essential part for every memristor-based system. As memristor is a temperature sensitive device, this paper proposes a memristance decoder circuit with the self-temperature calibration. Its main building block is a comparator that is based on current mode circuit to achieve high performance at low power. The design provides configurable precision based on the available energy and supports both synchronous and asynchronous schemes. Moreover, the VTEAM model is modified to include the temperature effect on the memristance in the analysis. The simulation results, based on UMC 65-nm low-leakage CMOS technology, show the following comparator's characteristics: 1.70% maximum offset, 2.91-ns worst case latency, 343-MHz maximum frequency, and 48.79-fJ maximum energy per comparison. The Monte Carlo simulation shows the metastable state in determining the memristor value. This can be solved by extending the clock period or applying a metastability resolver. The proposed memristor model reveals that the memristance at high resistive state degrades quadratically with the rise of the temperature and at 85° C nearly reaches the memristance of low resistive state. The possibility of decoding error due to the temperature effect is demonstrated via simulations.
Author(s): Bunnam T, Soltan A, Sokolov D, Maevsky O, Yakovlev A
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I
Print publication date: 01/11/2019
Online publication date: 10/07/2019
Acceptance date: 10/06/2019
Date deposited: 22/07/2019
ISSN (print): 1549-8328
ISSN (electronic): 1558-0806
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