Neuristor based electronically controllable logic gates


This paper presents electronically controllable neuron circuit-neuristor- based logic OR and AND gates using the same circuit topology. Here, only four neuristors are used to obtain both OR and AND gates which have three inputs and one output. The proposed circuit is electronically controllable and can be used as an OR or AND gate by changing only one voltage source without changing any circuit topology. All simulation results are obtained as expected from the electronically controllable logic gates based on the neuristor which composed of memristor.

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Babacan, Y., Kacar, F. Neuristor based electronically controllable logic gates. Analog Integr Circ Sig Process 106, 707–711 (2021).

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  • Neuristor
  • Logic gates
  • Electronically controllable logic gates
  • Memristor