Digital VLSI Neuroprocessors
In this chapter, various design examples of digital VLSI neuroprocessors are described. The information in Connected Network of Adaptive Processors (CNAPS) from Adaptive Solutions Inc. provides an entire design process of a general-purpose neuroprocessor from the processing element design to the high-level architecture. The MA-16 chip and SYNAPSE-X system from Siemens Corporation are based on a detailed architecture of the systolic computation. The Ni10000 chip is based on a dedicated-learning architecture, the radial basis function (RBF) network. In addition, other types of digital VLSI neural network implementations are presented with special emphasis on their unique characteristics.
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