Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Modeling Memristor with SPICE

In 1971, Professor Chua proposed [1] that by necessity of symmetry reasons, besides the resistor, the capacitor, and the inductor; a fourth circuit element has to exist. In 2008, members of an HP Lab published [2] that they successfully realized a nano-scale electronic component. Spice macromodel [3-6] could be a powerful tool for electrical engineers to design and experiment new circuits with memristors.

[1] L. Chua, “Memristor: The missing circuit element,” IEEE Trans. Circuit Theory, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 507–519, Sep. 1971.
[2] D. B. Strukov, G. S. Snider, D. R. Stewart, and S. R. Williams, “The missing memristor found,” Nature, vol. 453, no. 7191, pp. 80–83, May 2008.
[3] H.H. Li and M. Hu, "Compact Model of Memristors and Its Application in Computing Systems," DATE, 2010.
[4] Á. Rak and G. Cserey, "Macromodeling of the Memristor in SPICE," IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, vol. 29, 2010, pp. 632-636.
[5] D. Batas and H. Fiedler, "A Memristor Spice Implementation and a New Approach for Magnetic Flux Controlled Memristor Modeling," IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 2010, pp. 1-1.
[6] "Modeling the HP memristor with SPICE,", 2010.

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