: Improved Memristor-Based Relaxation Oscillator

Fig. 1. (a) The structure of the TiO2 memristor device and the I–V hysteresis of the memristor and (b) the structure of the spice model

Ahmed G. Mosad, Mohamed Fouda, Moustafa Khatib, Khaled Nabil Salama, Ahmed Radwan

Microelectronics Journal Volume 44, Issue 9, September 2013, Pages 814-820

Abstract: This paper presents an improved memristor-based relaxation oscillator which offers higher frequency and wider tunning range than the existing reactance-less oscillators. It also has the capability of operating on two positive supplies or alternatively a positive and negative supply. Furthermore, it has the advantage that it can be fully integrated on-chip providing an area-efficient solution. On the other hand, The oscillation concept is discussed then a complete mathematical analysis of the proposed oscillator is introduced. Furthermore, the power consumption of the new relaxation circuit is discussed and validated by the PSPICE circuit simulations showing an excellent agreement. MATLAB results are also introduced to demonstrate the resistance range and the corresponding frequency range which can be obtained from the proposed relaxation oscillator.