Integrated pulse stream neural networks: results, issues, and pointers.
Hamilton A., Murray AF., Baxter DJ., Churcher S., Reekie HM., Tarassenko L.
Results from working analog VLSI implementations of two different pulse stream neural network forms are reported. The circuits are rendered relatively invariant to processing variations, and the problem of cascadability of synapses to form large systems is addressed. A strategy for interchip communication of large numbers of neural states has been implemented in silicon and results are presented. The circuits demonstrated confront many of the issues that blight massively parallel analog systems, and offer solutions.