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Document Type

Campus-Only Access for One (1) Year

Embargo Period

8-1-2018

Degree Program

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Degree Type

Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.E.C.E.)

Year Degree Awarded

2018

Month Degree Awarded

February

Abstract

Memristor is a novel passive electronic device and a promising candidate for new generation non-volatile memory and analog computing. Analog computing based on memristors has been explored in this study. Due to the lack of commercial electrical testing instruments for those emerging devices and crossbar arrays, we have designed and built testing circuits to implement analog and parallel computing operations. With the setup developed in this study, we have successfully demonstrated image processing functions utilizing large memristor crossbar arrays. We further designed and experimentally demonstrated the first memristor based field programmable analog array (FPAA), which was successfully configured for audio equalizer and frequency classifier demonstration as exemplary applications of such memristive FPAA (memFPAA).

First Advisor

Jianhua (Joshua) Yang

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