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An embedded environmental control micro-chamber system for RRAM memristor characterisation

An embedded environmental control micro-chamber system for RRAM memristor characterisation
An embedded environmental control micro-chamber system for RRAM memristor characterisation
Environmental conditions can greatly affect the performance of semiconductor devices. Great sophistication has thus gone into developing versatile systems that allow benchmarking of operating characteristics under a variety of temperature and humidity conditions. Recently, Resistive Random Access Memory (RRAM) technologies, also known as memristors, have received a lot of attention for memory and computing applications. This interest is showcased by several reports on technology and applications developments, as well as developments on the underpinning infrastructure, i.e. models and characterization tools, that renders such technologies useful. Several international research groups and companies are nowadays using ArC OneTM, a versatile instrument that allows en masse characterization of RRAM technologies, as has been presented previously in several demo sessions at ISCAS. In this work, we present a newly developed module that expands ArC OneTM capabilities through incorporating an environmental control system. The proposed module condenses the functionality of significantly larger, more complex and higher cost systems into a low cost, small form-factor and user friendly desktop-operated device. The system allows for temperature, atmospheric composition and humidity control and can be used for studying the impact of such settings on the electrical characteristics of RRAM technologies.
RRAM, memristors, temperature, humidity, environmental control
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Michalas, Loukas
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Abbey, Thomas, Serb, Alexantrou, Vasilakis, Nikolaos, Michalas, Loukas, Khiat, Ali, Stathopoulos, Spyros and Prodromakis, Themis (2018) An embedded environmental control micro-chamber system for RRAM memristor characterisation. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Florence, Italy. 27 - 30 May 2018. pp. 1-4 . (doi:10.1109/ISCAS.2018.8351673).

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Abstract

Environmental conditions can greatly affect the performance of semiconductor devices. Great sophistication has thus gone into developing versatile systems that allow benchmarking of operating characteristics under a variety of temperature and humidity conditions. Recently, Resistive Random Access Memory (RRAM) technologies, also known as memristors, have received a lot of attention for memory and computing applications. This interest is showcased by several reports on technology and applications developments, as well as developments on the underpinning infrastructure, i.e. models and characterization tools, that renders such technologies useful. Several international research groups and companies are nowadays using ArC OneTM, a versatile instrument that allows en masse characterization of RRAM technologies, as has been presented previously in several demo sessions at ISCAS. In this work, we present a newly developed module that expands ArC OneTM capabilities through incorporating an environmental control system. The proposed module condenses the functionality of significantly larger, more complex and higher cost systems into a low cost, small form-factor and user friendly desktop-operated device. The system allows for temperature, atmospheric composition and humidity control and can be used for studying the impact of such settings on the electrical characteristics of RRAM technologies.

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Accepted/In Press date: 24 January 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 4 May 2018
Published date: 4 May 2018
Venue - Dates: IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Florence, Italy, 2018-05-27 - 2018-05-30
Keywords: RRAM, memristors, temperature, humidity, environmental control

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Local EPrints ID: 421141
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/421141
PURE UUID: f1775d68-a05a-4b22-af4d-506c92efd935
ORCID for Spyros Stathopoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0833-6209
ORCID for Themis Prodromakis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6267-6909

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Date deposited: 23 May 2018 16:30
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:34

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