Memristor Working Condition Analysis Based on SPICE Model

  • Zhuo Bi
  • Ying Zhang
  • Yunchuan Xu
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 337)


Memristors are novel devices behaving like nonlinear resistors with memory. The concept was first proposed and described by Leon Chua in 1971. In 2008, HP lab proved its existence by announcing its first physical implementation as crossbar structures. A memristor has shown many advantages such as non-volatility and no leakage current. The logic value can be measured in terms of impedance and storing logic values without power consumption, which may cause significant effect on digital circuits. A detailed working condition of a nonlinear dopant drift model of a memristor is studied and a set of precise working condition has been found. The transition time between off and on states of a memristor is proposed as a kind of measurement of the switching behavior.


memristor digital circuits SPICE simulation working condition analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhuo Bi
    • 1
  • Ying Zhang
    • 1
  • Yunchuan Xu
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mechatronic Engineering and AutomationShanghai UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Microelectronics R&D CenterShanghai UniversityShanghaiChina

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