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An electrical characterisation methodology for benchmarking memristive device technologies

An electrical characterisation methodology for benchmarking memristive device technologies
An electrical characterisation methodology for benchmarking memristive device technologies
The emergence of memristor technologies brings new prospects for modern electronics via enabling novel in-memory computing solutions and energy-efficient and scalable reconfigurable hardware implementations. Several competing memristor technologies have been presented with each bearing distinct performance metrics across multi-bit memory capacity, low-power operation, endurance, retention and stability. Application needs however are constantly driving the push towards higher performance, which necessitates the introduction of a standard benchmarking procedure for fair evaluation across distinct key metrics. Here we present an electrical characterisation methodology that amalgamates several testing protocols in an appropriate sequence adapted for memristors benchmarking needs, in a technology-agnostic manner. Our approach is designed to extract information on all aspects of device behaviour, ranging from deciphering underlying physical mechanisms to assessing different aspects of electrical performance and even generating data-driven device-specific models. Importantly, it relies solely on standard electrical characterisation instrumentation that is accessible in most electronics laboratories and can thus serve as an independent tool for understanding and designing new memristive device technologies.
2045-2322
Stathopoulos, Spyros
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Michalas, Loukas
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Khiat, Ali
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Serb, Alexantrou
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Prodromakis, Themistoklis
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Serb, Alexantrou
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Prodromakis, Themistoklis
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Stathopoulos, Spyros, Michalas, Loukas, Khiat, Ali, Serb, Alexantrou and Prodromakis, Themistoklis (2019) An electrical characterisation methodology for benchmarking memristive device technologies. Scientific Reports, 9, [19412]. (doi:10.1038/s41598-019-55322-4).

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The emergence of memristor technologies brings new prospects for modern electronics via enabling novel in-memory computing solutions and energy-efficient and scalable reconfigurable hardware implementations. Several competing memristor technologies have been presented with each bearing distinct performance metrics across multi-bit memory capacity, low-power operation, endurance, retention and stability. Application needs however are constantly driving the push towards higher performance, which necessitates the introduction of a standard benchmarking procedure for fair evaluation across distinct key metrics. Here we present an electrical characterisation methodology that amalgamates several testing protocols in an appropriate sequence adapted for memristors benchmarking needs, in a technology-agnostic manner. Our approach is designed to extract information on all aspects of device behaviour, ranging from deciphering underlying physical mechanisms to assessing different aspects of electrical performance and even generating data-driven device-specific models. Importantly, it relies solely on standard electrical characterisation instrumentation that is accessible in most electronics laboratories and can thus serve as an independent tool for understanding and designing new memristive device technologies.

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Accepted/In Press date: 15 November 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 19 December 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 436770
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/436770
ISSN: 2045-2322
PURE UUID: 7307a5a2-7d9e-48f4-ba19-2a1cb93ed975
ORCID for Spyros Stathopoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0833-6209
ORCID for Themistoklis Prodromakis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6267-6909

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Date deposited: 06 Jan 2020 17:31
Last modified: 15 Sep 2021 02:06

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Author: Spyros Stathopoulos ORCID iD
Author: Loukas Michalas
Author: Ali Khiat
Author: Alexantrou Serb
Author: Themistoklis Prodromakis ORCID iD

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