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A digital CMOS fully connected neural network with in-circuit learning capability and automatic identification of spurious attractors

Authors
  • Gascuel, J.D.
  • Weinfeld, M.
Publication Date
Jul 08, 1991
Source
HAL-UPMC
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Language
English
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Abstract

Summary form only given. An electronic implementation of a completely connected feedback network, containing 64 neurons, is considered. The technology is fully digital CMOS, with binary neurons and 9-bit-wide signed synaptic coefficients. The architecture trades off connectivity versus speed by implementing a linear systolic loop, in which each neuron locally stores its own synaptic coefficients. The authors have first implemented internal learning capabilities. They used the Widrow-Hoff rule, which converges towards the projection rule by iteration, thus allowing partial correlation between prototypes and a higher capacity compared to the Hebb rule. They have also implemented an internal mechanism for detecting relaxations on spurious states. The combination of these two properties gives the network a rather high degree of autonomy, making unnecessary the use of an external computer for tasks other than just writing or reading data and asserting simple control signals.

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