A Mapping Methodology of Boolean Logic Circuits on Memristor Crossbar

Lei Xie, Hoang Anh Du Nguyen, Mottaqiallah Taouil, Said Hamdioui, Koen Bertels

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Alternatives to CMOS logic circuit implementations are under research for future scaled electronics. Memristor crossbar-based logic circuit is one of the promising candidates to at least partially replace CMOS technology, which is facing many challenges such as reduced scalability, reliability, and performance gain. Memristor crossbar offers many advantages including scalability, high integration density, nonvolatility, etc. The state-of-the-art for memristor crossbar logic circuit design can only implement simple and small circuits. This paper proposes a mapping methodology of large Boolean logic circuits on memristor crossbar. Appropriate place-and-route schemes, to efficiently map the circuits on the crossbar, as well as several optimization schemes are also proposed. To illustrate the potential of the methodology, a multibit adder and other nine more complex benchmarks are studied; the delay, area and power consumption induced by both crossbar and its CMOS control part are evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-323
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Computer - Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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  • Evaluation
  • logic design
  • mapping
  • memristor crossbar


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