Memristive and memcapacitive astable multivibrators

Dongsheng Yu, Herbert Ho-Ching Iu, Tyrone Fernando, Jason Eshraghian

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    In this chapter, two astable oscillators are introduced by making use of memristor and memcapacitor emulators, respectively. First, the oscillating characteristics of an astable multivibrator based on flux-controlled memristor emulator and 555 timer are explored. Then, another astable oscillator is newly implemented based on one floating memcapacitor emulator and two NOT gates. The inclusion of memristor or memcapacitor in the astable oscillators provides a new option allowing for large degree of flexible control over frequency as well as duty ratio.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOscillator Circuits: Frontiers in Design, Analysis and Applications
    EditorsYoshifumi Nishio
    PublisherThe Institution of Engineering and Technology
    Number of pages21
    ISBN (Electronic)9781785610578
    ISBN (Print)9781785610585
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

    Publication series

    NameIET Materials, Circuits and Devices


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