Neuromorphic Dynamics of Chua Corsage Memristor

University of Western Australia, Australia

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Neuromorphic computing can solve computationally hard problems with energy efficiencies unattainable for von Neumann architectures. A locally-active memristor, which possesses the capability to amplify infinitesimal fluctuations in energy and can be used to generate neuromorphic behaviors, is a natural candidate for constructing an electronic equivalent of biological neurons. In this talk, we first look at the signature of Edge of Chaos in a memristor. Then we identify some unknown neuromorphic dynamics of the Chua corsage memristor (CCM), and show that the CCM, when biased at the edge of chaos domain, can exhibit rich dynamics of biological neurons. Using Chua’s theories of local activity and edge of chaos, we demonstrate that under the destabilizing of the input voltage and the circuit parameters (inductance or capacitance), two CCM-based circuits can produce thirteen types of neuromorphic behaviors either on, or near the edge of chaos domain via supercritical or subcritical Hopf bifurcation. In addition, we give the conditions to test the edge of chaos of the CCM and the CCM-based circuit only by using the poles and the zero of their admittance functions.