Easily cascaded Memristor-CMOS hybrid circuit for high-efficiency boolean logic implementation

Zhekang Dong, Donglian Qi, Yufei He, Zhao Xu, Xiaofang Hu, Shukai Duan

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Memristor is a novel passive electronic element with resistance-switching dynamics. Due to the threshold property and the variable conductivity of the memristive element, its composite circuits are promising for the implementation of logic operations. In this paper, a flexible logic circuit based on the threshold-type memristor and the mature complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology is designed for the realization of Boolean logic operations. Specifically, the proposed method is able to perform the NAND, AND, OR, and NOR gate operations through two phases, i.e. the writing operation and the reading operation. In such implementation, the total delay is very small especially for time-sequence inputs. Furthermore, for existing memristor-based logic implementation, a contrastive analysis with relevant computer simulations is carried out. The experimental results indicate that the proposed method is capable of realizing all basic Boolean logic operations, and some more complicated cascaded logic operations with more compact circuit structures, higher efficiency, and lower operating cost.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1850149
JournalInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018


  • Boolean logic operation
  • cascaded logic operations
  • contrastive analysis
  • Memristor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • General
  • Applied Mathematics

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