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Memristics: Memristors, again? – Part II, How to transform wired ‘translations’ between crossbars into interactions?
ThinkArt Lab ISSN 2041-4358 (2010)
  • Rudolf Kaehr
The idea behind this patchwork of conceptual interventions is to show the possibility of a “buffer-free” modeling of the crossbar architecture for memristive systems on the base of a purely difference-theoretical approach. It is considered that on a nano-electronic level principles of interpretation appears as mechanisms of complementarity. The most basic conceptual approach to such a complementarity is introduced as an interchangeability of operators and operands of an operation. Therefore, the architecture of crossbars gets an interpretation as complementarity between crossbar functionality and “buffering” translation functionality. That is, the same matter functions as operator and at once, as operand – and vice versa. Hence, the construction of an additional devise for translations between crossbars is conceptionaly an inheritance of the old paradigm of (mirco)electronic computation, and probably or hopefully, superfluous.
The exercise is concertized by a an example of the conceptual architecture of a multi-crossbar arithmetic processor in the sense of Blaise Laurent Mouttet’s patent. 
Nevertheless, a new challenge arises, how to realize on a nano-technological level functional interchangeability of any complexity and complication?
  • memristics,
  • crossbar,
  • memristor,
  • interchangeability,
  • chiasm,
  • multi-layer,
  • complementarity,
  • polycontexturality
Publication Date
Spring April 25, 2010
Citation Information
Rudolf Kaehr. "Memristics: Memristors, again? – Part II, How to transform wired ‘translations’ between crossbars into interactions?" ThinkArt Lab ISSN 2041-4358 (2010)
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