Memristor-based memory: The sneak paths problem and solutions

Mohammed A. Zidan, Hossam A.H. Fahmy, Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, Khaled N. Salama

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In this paper, we investigate the read operation of memristor-based memories. We analyze the sneak paths problem and provide a noise margin metric to compare the various solutions proposed in the literature. We also analyze the power consumption associated with these solutions. Moreover, we study the effect of the aspect ratio of the memory array on the sneak paths. Finally, we introduce a new technique for solving the sneak paths problem by gating the memory cell using a three-terminal memistor device.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-183
Number of pages8
JournalMicroelectronics Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 26 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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