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

Conference Paper

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Li, H; Liu, B; Liu, X; Mao, M; Chen, Y; Wu, Q; Qiu, Q

Published Date

  • July 27, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2015-July /

Start / End Page

  • 17 - 20

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0271-4310

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781479983919

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ISCAS.2015.7168559

Citation Source

  • Scopus