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# Memristor based High Linear Range Differential Pair

DOI: 10.1109/ICCCAS.2009.5250373 Conference: Communications, Circuits and Systems, 2009. ICCCAS 2009. International Conference on
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The current paper demonstrates the design of a wide range differential amplifier using memristor. The paper provides a comparative analysis of traditional approaches with a memristor based approach to achieve a high linear range for an amplifier. The paper also discusses how the inherent nonlinearity of the memristor is helpful in increasing the linear range of an amplifier. A 90 nm operational amplifier design using GenericPDK provided by Cadence Design Systems is used to validate the design and Spectre simulation results are provided as a testimonial to our proposed solution.

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• "It has been shown that memristor devices can be scaled down to 10 nm or below and memristor memories can achieve an integration density of 100 Gbits/cm , a few times higher than today's advanced flash memory technologies [23], [24]. More broadly, research has been done aiming at employing memristors in programmable logics [25]–[31], and analog circuit applications [32]–[38]. In the meantime, researchers have found that LC electronic networks with memristors can model adaptive behavior of unicellular organisms. "
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