Download Project (191 KB)
Training deep learning models is computationally expensive due to the need for a tremendous volume of data and complex math. Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) are typically used and require about 200W of power at least, thus making them unusable in portable applications. Neuromorphic computing approaches based on memristor devices can drastically reduce this power and allow low power devices (edge computing and IoT devices) to learn and thus become much smarter. This work presents collected characteristics data of real memristor devices and modeling for memristor-based circuit and system design. Memristors – a relatively recent class on nanoscale devices that can be programmed and can retain their data even when the power is turned off. Memristor based online circuits is a popular research topic currently, but these are generally based on ideal devices behaviors. Therefore, the acquired device properties are used to update the memristor model used in previous circuit simulations and examine its impact on Artificial Intelligence learning circuits.
Tarek M. Taha
Primary Advisor's Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stander Symposium project, School of Engineering
"Electrical Characterization of Tantalum Oxide Based Memristor" (2020). Stander Symposium Projects. 1844.