A Pulsed Communication/Computation Framework for Analog VLSI Perceptive Systems

  • Alessandro Mortara
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 447)


This paper reports on the main properties and some applications of a pulsed communication system specifically developed for the service of multichip perception schemes realized in analog VLSI. The project started with the goal to obtain biological-like connectivity among functional subsystems capable of processing sensory data in a collective fashion through several hierarchical layers and through convergence, divergence and fusion of data from different origins. As a consequence of the thin sheet organization of their biological counterparts, the realized subsystems consist almost invariably of several one- or two-dimensional arrays of cells. The output of every cell, its activity, is relevant to further processing and should be available for communication to the next layer.


Normalization Current Pulse Count Communication Architecture Schmitt Trigger Constant Weight Code 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Mortara
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  1. 1.Swiss Center for Electronics and MicrotechnologyNeuchâtelSwitzerland

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