Memristor based-elements for chaotic circuits

Fernando Corinto, Alon Ascoli
2012 Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications IEICE  
The peculiar features of the memristor, a fundamental passive two-terminal element characterized by nonlinear relationship between charge and flux, promise to revolutionize integrated circuit design in the next few decades. Besides its most popular potential applications, ultra-dense non-volatile memories and brain-simulating systems, much research has been lately devoted to their use in chaotic circuits. Although the physical memristor is inherentlyasymmetric, complementary behaviors arise in
more » ... behaviors arise in devices with opposite polarity. In this work we demonstrate that this makes it feasible to devise a number of practical realizations of a monotone-increasing odd-symmetric charge-flux nonlinearity suitable for chaos-based applications through the sole use of physical memristors of the kind recently fabricated at Hewlett-Packard Labs. Confirmation for such claim is obtained through comparison of chaotic behavior of two modified Chua's oscillators, in which the nonlinear diode is replaced in one case with an artificial memristor with symmetric nonlinearity and in the other case with one of the proposed symmetric memristor combinations.
doi:10.1587/nolta.3.336 fatcat:sufxqztnsbgdtgu5lzmvrsztua