A Field-Programmable Conductance Array IC for Biological Neurons Modeling

  • Vincent Douence
  • S. Renaud-Le Masson
  • S. Saïghi
  • G. Le Masson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2085)


This paper presents the design and applications of a novel mixed analog-digital integrated circuit, that computes in real time biologicallyrealistic models of neurons and neural networks. The IC is organized as a programmable array of modules, which can be parameterized and interconnected like the modeled cells. On-chip memory cells dynamically store the programming data. The whole analog simulation system exploiting the circuit is described, and applications examples are reported, to validate different configurations and compare with numerical simulations.


Artificial Neuron Biological Neuron Biological Neural Network Silicon Neuron Neuron ASICs 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent Douence
    • 1
  • S. Renaud-Le Masson
    • 1
  • S. Saïghi
    • 1
  • G. Le Masson
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire IXL, CNRS UMR 5818, ENSEIRB-Université Bordeaux 1TalenceFrance
  2. 2.Institut François MagendieINSERM EPI 9914BordeauxFrance

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