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Message 747041 - Posted: 2 May 2008, 17:36:00 UTC

The memristor (the fourth circuit element) has been finally invented!



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Message 747108 - Posted: 2 May 2008, 19:52:14 UTC

Thanks for the link Heri.



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Message 747131 - Posted: 2 May 2008, 20:25:30 UTC

No problem, Albert! :)

Memristors make it possible to make, for example, non-volatile RAM. Maybe also true artificial intelligence is one step nearer.

They also speak about memristor based analogical computers. I do not know what to do with them, though. :)



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Message 748179 - Posted: 4 May 2008, 18:50:55 UTC - in response to Message 747041.


The memristor (the fourth circuit element) has been finally invented!




Now that his calculations have been vindicated, he thinks that memristors will be a big deal. They should be crucial in developing 'non-volatile' memory — the type that doesn't decay when the power is switched off.

Most computers use 'volatile memory' to perform their running functions, because this offers faster access to data than the non-volatile memory used to store data on hard disks and flash devices such as iPods. Building computers with memristors might allow a full switch to non-volatile memory, doing away with power-sapping 'running memory' and allowing devices to consume far less power when operating. "Someday I imagine that you won't have to charge your cellphone or your laptop so often," says Chua



> wonderin' what this 'Effect' shall 'ave on SETI / BOINC . . . [i]can't wait eh;/i] ;)

Thanks Henri . . .


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Message 748347 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 1:50:25 UTC

The electronic technicians biggest nemesis is Heat! The smaller things get, the harder it is to get rid of the heat being produced as a result of resistance in conductors. This will go a long way to resolving many of the problems caused by dissipation of heat.

Here is another article about it; HP Reveals Memristor, The Fourth Passive Circuit Element .

Nice find Henri!

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Message 748500 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 11:29:06 UTC - in response to Message 748347.

The electronic technicians biggest nemesis is Heat! The smaller things get, the harder it is to get rid of the heat being produced as a result of resistance in conductors. This will go a long way to resolving many of the problems caused by dissipation of heat.

Here is another article about it; HP Reveals Memristor, The Fourth Passive Circuit Element .

Nice find Henri!

John.


It's behavior, looks a bit like the 'zener and/or scotky-diode' .
But a bit 'far fetched', because zener's react on tension(Volts), i.s.o. current.

And they can't remember a state without a 2nd 'device'.

A good article and a promising 'device' .




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Message 748508 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 11:56:22 UTC

Thank you, my friends.



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Message 748696 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 19:33:56 UTC

Wow. This is the way artificial spines, eyes, and even brain parts (not to mention brains) will be devised.

In the analog domain, we want to build memristor-based devices that operate in a manner similar to how the synapse works in the brain -- neuron-like analog computational elements that could perform control functions where decisions must be made involving comparisons as to whether something is larger or smaller than something else. We are not building a neural network yet, but we think that using the memristor in its analog mode with our crossbar is a pretty good representation of a neural net.

I can imagine artificial links from brain-to-brain (virtual ESP), even memory transference and storage.
Can anyone say "Cylon"? ;-)

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