Human brain inspires computer memory

Researchers at the Institut d’électronique fondamentale (CNRS/Université Paris-Sud) and CEA-List have unlocked the physical mechanisms involved in new-generation magnetic memory, and have shown that these mechanisms could be used as “synapses” in a new type of neuro-inspired system, able to learn how to store and retrieve information. Their work was published online in the journal IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems on April 15, 2015.

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Spin-Transfer Torque Magnetic Memory as a Stochastic Memristive Synapse for Neuromorphic Systems, Adrien F. Vincent, Jérôme Larroque, Nicolas Locatelli, Nesrine Ben Romdhane, Olivier Bichler, Christian Gamrat, WeiSheng Zhao, Jacques-Olivier Klein, Sylvie Galdin-Retailleau and Damien Querlioz, IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, April 15, 2015.
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