Memristor-based relaxation oscillator circuits
This chapter discusses the analysis and design of memristor-based oscillators which is considered one of the nonlinear analog block required for many applications such as chaotic memristor oscillators and artificial neuron network. The realizations of memristor-based oscillators have been discussed via replacing capacitors with memristors to construct relaxation reactance-less oscillators. The advantages of such oscillators are related to low frequency, nanoscale, and simple designs and can be used in neuromorphic systems. Different topologies of memristor-based relaxation oscillators have been discussed and either symmetric or asymmetric types with analytical formulas of oscillation frequency and condition for oscillations are derived. The analyses of these oscillators are introduced with their numerical simulations, and verified using PSPICE circuit simulations showing a great matching. Moreover, many fundamentals are also discussed such as the effect of boundary dynamics, series and parallel connections as well as power analysis in memristor-based circuits. © 2015, Springer International Publishing Switzerland.