MADX: Memristors-as-Drivers for Boolean Logic in a Crossbar

dc.contributor.advisorJohn, Lizy Kurian
dc.creatorSweeney, Thomas Charles
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-15T16:08:54Z
dc.date.available2017-12-15T16:08:54Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.description.abstractMemristors have the potential to not only replace conventional memory, but also to open up new design possibilities because they store 1s and 0s as resistances rather than voltages. A memristor architecture that has attracted interest for its versatility and ease of integration with existing CMOS technologies is the crossbar array. In this thesis, I modify the MAD scheme to create the MADX scheme for performing basic logic operations within a crossbar array. Then, I compare this scheme against two of the most well-known schemes, MAGIC and IMPLY. In the case study of a full-adder, both a one-bit and an 8-bit version, the MADX scheme achieves lower latency and substantially lower area requirements than both MAGIC and IMPLY. This is because it is more flexible about storing output values than either, does not destroy input values unlike IMPLY, and has more basic operations. In particular, it has XOR, which neither IMPLY nor MAGIC have and is useful for addition.en_US
dc.description.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2Z60CJ4G
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/63007
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofHonors Thesesen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subjectMemristorsen_US
dc.subjectBoolean Logicen_US
dc.subjectProcessing-in-Memoryen_US
dc.subjectEngineering Honors Thesis
dc.titleMADX: Memristors-as-Drivers for Boolean Logic in a Crossbaren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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