A Memristor Circuit Using Basic Elements with Memory Capability

  • Amedeo Troiano
  • Fernando Corinto
  • Eros Pasero
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 26)


After the introduction of the memory–resistor (i.e. memristor), a fundamental two-terminal circuit element defined as a nonlinear relationship between the integral of the voltage and the integral of the current, the class of memristor-based systems was extended by L.O. Chua and S. Kang in 1976. In the literature, the research interest devoted to the discover of novel physical systems with memristor behavior is growing. In 2012, an elementary electronic circuit discovered by F. Corinto and A. Ascoli, based on a Graetz bridge loaded with a RLC filter, was classified to be a memrisor-based system without memory capability. In this paper, the possibility of adding memory on the memristor-based system proposed in 2012 is exploited. In fact, the circuit proposed by F. Corinto and A. Ascoli does not have the memory capability, one of the more important characteristics of the memristor. The memory is added to the system using elementary components in a transfer charge circuit. Results show the memristor-based nature and the memory capability of the presented electronic system.


Memristor Memristor-based system Transfer charge circuit Non-linear circuit Memory devices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronic and Telecommunication (DET)Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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