Title: Memristive devices, circuits, systems and applications
Themis Prodromakis, University of Southampton, UK; Daniele Ielmini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Nanoscale resistive switching elements, also known as memristors, are nowadays regarded as a promising solution for establishing next-generation's memory, due to their infinitesimal dimensions, their capacity to store multiple bits of information per element and the miniscule energy required to write distinct states. The functional properties of such elements are however associated with rate-dependent electro- or thermo-dynamic changes that are contingent on both the present as well as the past environment, presenting us with opportunities in exploiting them as novel computation elements that bring us a step closer towards realizing bio-inspired systems and applications. This tutorial will cover the state-of-the-art developments in the field and it will showcase how memristive devices can be exploited in practical applications, with particular emphasis in the areas of analogue IC design and neuromorphic applications.