A Switched-resistor Approach to Hardware Implementation of Neural Networks
To overcome the shortcomings of fully analog and fully digital implementation of artificial neural networks (ANNs), we adopted mixed analog/digital technique. We proposed a switched-resistor (SR) element as a programmable synapse. The switched-resistor implementation of synapse captures both the advantages of analog implementation and the programmability of digital implementation. We also designed a CMOS analog neuron that performs a near-tanh nonlinearity function. We evaluated the performance of the neural networks using Pspice. The results showed that our approach can successfully implement the neural network, and exhibit a very high modularity.
N. Zhang and D. C. Wunsch, "A Switched-resistor Approach to Hardware Implementation of Neural Networks," IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, pp. 336-340, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2005.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/FUZZY.2005.1452416
14th IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, FUZZ-IEEE 2005 (2005: May 22-25, Reno, NV)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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