(Keynote) Oxide based Resistive Memories for Low Power Embedded Applications and Neuromorphic Systems
In this work, we will focus on the role that metal oxide resistive switching memory (OxRAM) can play in these new emerging fields of applications. Concerning the introduction of non-volatile functionality at the logic level, we will demonstrate hybrid (CMOS logic + ReRAM devices) circuits for Ultra Low Power (ULP) fixed-logic IC design (as Non Volatile Flip-Flops). Concerning neuromorphic circuits, we will focus on the emulation of synaptic plasticity effects with resistive memories synapses. We will show the implementation of large-scale energy efficient neuromorphic systems with deterministic multi-level synapses or stochastic-binary synapses. Prototype applications such as complex visual- pattern extraction will be also shown using Convolutional Neural Networks.