Memristors Not Just Memory
Speaker: Shahar Kvatinsky, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Department: Electrical Engineering
Location: Engineering Quadrangle B205
Date/Time: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Over the past years, new memory technologies such as RRAM, STT-MRAM, PCM etc., have emerged. These technologies, located in the metal layers of the chip, are relatively fast, dense, and power-efficient and can be considered as memristors. Usually, the use of these devices has been limited to flash, DRAM, and SRAM replacement. This talk is focused on different uses of memristors. For example, memristors can be used as new memory structures, different than the conventional memory hierarchy, opening opportunity to a new era in computer architecture the era of Memory Intensive Computing. Memristors can also be integrated with CMOS in logic circuits. Alternatively, memristors can be used as a stand-alone logic, suitable to perform logic within the memory and provide opportunity for new computer architectures, different than classical von Neumann.