Experience on material implication computing with an electromechanical memristor emulator

Memristors are being considered as a promising emerging device able to introduce new paradigms in both data storage and computing. In this paper the authors introduce the concept of a quasi-ideal experimental device that emulates the fundamental behavior of a memristor based on an electromechanical organization. By using this emulator, results about the experimental implementation of an unconventional material implication-based data-path equivalent to the i-4004 are presented and experimentally demonstrated. The use of the proposed quasi-ideal device allows the evaluation of this new computing paradigm, based on the resistance domain, without incorporating the disturbance of process and cycle to cycle variabilities observed in real nowadays devices that cause a limit in yield and behavior.
Memristors, Resistance, Registers, Relays, Field programmable gate arrays, Switches