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The PERPLEXUS bio-inspired hardware platform: A flexible and modular approach

Andres Upegui, Yann Thoma, Eduardo Sanchez, Andres Perez-Uribe, Juan Manuel Moreno, Jordi Madrenas, Gilles Sassatelli, M.Gh. Negoita, T. Arslan
2008 Journal of Knowledge-based & Intelligent Engineering Systems  
and a bio-inspired chip architecture.  ...  This paper introduces the Perplexus hardware platform, a scalable computing substrate made of custom reconfigurable devices endowed with bio-inspired capabilities.  ...  The ubichip will feature bio-inspired reconfigurability capabilities that will support the implementation of bio-inspired hardware systems.  ... 
doi:10.3233/kes-2008-12303 fatcat:xb5a7vugcbhfxbgq6nissr4kz4

Guest Editor Introduction: Special Issue on Nano/Bio-Inspired Applications and Architectures

Prabhat Mishra
2009 International journal of parallel programming  
This special issue contains four excellent papers on the topics related to nano/bio-inspired applications and architectures.  ...  Recent trends suggest a significant shift in research focus towards biologically inspired computing and nanotechnology.  ...  The next two papers address the challenges associated with design, estimation and evaluation of nano-inspired architectures.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10766-009-0112-y fatcat:rovthx7p3fgsxjbagu6s3r42lq

A novel platform for complex bio-inspired architectures

Gianluca Tempesti, Fabien Vannel, P.-A. Mudry, Daniel Mange
2007 2007 IEEE Workshop on Evolvable and Adaptive Hardware (WEAH2007)  
Cellular architectures represent the natural approach to apply bio-inspired mechanisms to the world of digital hardware.  ...  Several of these units can then be connected, using a high-speed serial communication protocol, to a more complex structure called the EStack.  ...  improves or with more "exotic" systems that could be used to experiment other bio-inspired approaches.  ... 
doi:10.1109/weah.2007.361706 dblp:conf/weah/TempestiVMM07 fatcat:jnlmg53bkzflxg3l6rqbztlxtu

Adaptive hardware/evolvable hardware – The state of the art and the prospectus for future development

Mircea Gh. Negoita, Tughrul Arslan, M.Gh. Negoita, T. Arslan
2008 Journal of Knowledge-based & Intelligent Engineering Systems  
In this paper the authors have introduced ubidule a modular and customizable pervasive device whose core is the ubichip -a reconfigurable electronic chip capable of implementing bio-inspired hardware systems  ...  The Perplexus platform will provide a novel modelling framework thanks to the pervasive nature of the hardware platform, its bio inspired capabilities, its strong interaction with the environment and its  ... 
doi:10.3233/kes-2008-12301 fatcat:wp5zjkajbrcqvedeab7g7pp7su

The design of a bloom filter hardware accelerator for ultra low power systems

Michael J. Lyons, David Brooks
2009 Proceedings of the 14th ACM/IEEE international symposium on Low power electronics and design - ISLPED '09  
The board adds a reconfigurable FPGA chip to the helicopter for autonomous in-flight evaluation of hardware and software.  ...  Currently developing an RC helicopter prototype using a custom designed circuit board.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1594233.1594330 dblp:conf/islped/LyonsB09 fatcat:eyt2v3yyrfb25cymob2a7hkszu

Proceedings. 2005 International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (IEEE Cat. No.05EX1155)

2005 International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, 2005.  
Neto3.A: Chip ArchitecturesAutomatic Creation of Domain-Specific Reconfigurable CPLDs for SoC 95 M. Holland and S. Hauck A 11 GHz FPGA with Test Applications 101 C. You, J.-R. Guo, M. Chu, K.  ...  Gokhale 7.C: Bio-Inspired Computing FPGA-Accelerated Bayesian Learning for Reconstruction of Gene Regulatory Networks 323 I. Pournara, C.-S. Bouganis, and G.A.  ... 
doi:10.1109/fpl.2005.1515689 fatcat:x2q5esyz75cble3pdtq7lsokaa

On-the-fly reconfigurable logic

Kamal Rajagopalan, Braden Phillips, Derek Abbott, Said F. Al-Sarawi
2005 Smart Structures, Devices, and Systems II  
Our objective is to provide a low power, high speed platform for reconfigurable circuit and dynamically reconfigurable logic applications that use fewer transistors than existing technologies.  ...  To address the drawbacks of existing RC technologies we propose a generic architecture we call "OFRL" (On-the-Fly Reconfigurable Logic).  ...  The POEtic chip has been developed to ease the development of bio-inspired applications.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.582429 fatcat:z7uru3g6pzdsnoc6yqiwhxn4dy

POEtic: an electronic tissue for bio-inspired cellular applications

Yann Thoma, Gianluca Tempesti, Eduardo Sanchez, Juan-Manuel Moreno Arostegui
2004 Biosystems (Amsterdam. Print)  
This reconfigurable circuit is designed to ease the implementation of bio-inspired systems that bring cellular applications into play.  ...  A dynamic routing algorithm has been added to a structure similar to that of common commercial FPGAs, in order to allow the creation of data paths between cells.  ...  The POEtic tissue is such a reconfigurable circuit, specially adapted for the implementation of bio-inspired cellular systems, as we shall see.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.biosystems.2004.05.023 pmid:15351142 fatcat:ogq3fvzj2vh4rgwc7b22uhjyw4

Bio-inspired computing tissues: towards machines that evolve, grow, and learn

Christof Teuscher, Daniel Mange, André Stauffer, Gianluca Tempesti
2003 Biosystems (Amsterdam. Print)  
We conclude the paper with a description of bio-inspired computing tissues and POEtic machines. #  ...  The BioWall is intended as a reconfigurable computing tissue, capable of interacting with its environment by means of a large number of touch-sensitive elements coupled with a color display.  ...  Each molecule consists of a transparent touch-sensitive element, a LED color display, and a reconfigurable chip (FPGA). Fig. 8 . 8 Actual BioWall prototype consisting of about 2000 molecules.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0303-2647(02)00100-4 pmid:12595122 fatcat:eeprvtqqszfl3dj7bkmlxz2wuy

Towards a generic operational amplifier with dynamic reconfiguration capability

S. K. Lakshmanan, A. Koenig
2006 Advances in Radio Science  
Further, we will focus on a generic dynamic reconfigurable amplifier cell with flexible topology and dimension called Generic Operational Amplifier (GOPA).  ...  passive devices to configure established circuit structures which are adaptive, biologically inspired and dynamically re-configurable.  ...  K. and Koenig, A..: Reconfigurable Amplifier Circuits for Adaptive Sensor Systems Employing Bio-Inspiration, Proc. Of the 4 th Int.  ... 
doi:10.5194/ars-4-259-2006 fatcat:qqw5khxgxjgdtotlvcxxlx3yja

Reconfigurable platforms and the challenges for large-scale implementations of spiking neural networks

Jim Harkin, Fearghal Morgan, Steve Hall, Piotr Dudek, Thomas Dowrick, Liam McDaid
2008 2008 International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications  
The paper presents a novel Field Programmable Neural Network (FPNN) architecture incorporating low power analogue synapse and a network on chip architecture for SNN routing and configuration.  ...  FPGA devices have witnessed popularity in their use for the rapid prototyping of biological Spiking Neural Network (SNNs) applications, as they offer the key requirement of reconfigurability.  ...  Key Challenges A major challenge in the development of bio-inspired platforms is efficient hardware implementation strategies that can support large scale low-power realisations and reprogrammable interconnect  ... 
doi:10.1109/fpl.2008.4629989 dblp:conf/fpl/HarkinMHDDM08 fatcat:eevaoiwaafc2dj7h2p3jt7gtya

Autonomous Ship Collision Avoidance Navigation Concepts, Technologies and Techniques

Thomas Statheros, Gareth Howells, Klaus McDonald Maier
2007 Journal of navigation  
Howells, W.G.J., McDonald-Maier, K.D., Binzegger, T., Young, M.P.: MAVIS: A secure formal computational paradigm based on the Mammalian Visual System, IEEE, ECSIS Symposium on Bio-inspired, Learning,  ...  Bartzoudis, N., McDonald-Maier, K.D.: An adaptive processing node architecture for validating sensors reliability in a wind farm , IEEE, ECSIS Symposium on Bio-inspired, Learning, and Intelligent Systems  ... 
doi:10.1017/s037346330700447x fatcat:6wjaizfwybeurgoh7tbb5fmcaa

UbiManager: A Software Tool for Managing Ubichips

Yann Thoma, Andres Upegui
2008 2008 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems  
The ubichip is a custom reconfigurable electronic device for implementing circuits featuring bio-inspired mechanisms like growth, learning, and evolution.  ...  The ubichip has been developed in the framework of Perplexus, a European project that aims to develop a scalable hardware platform made of bio-inspired custom reconfigurable devices for simulating large-scale  ...  At the heart of these ubidules, we use a ubichip (Ubidule Bio-Inspired CHIP) [3] , a custom reconfigurable electronic device capable of implementing bio-inspired mechanisms such as growth, learning, and  ... 
doi:10.1109/ahs.2008.39 dblp:conf/ahs/ThomaU08 fatcat:a6stpdosojgwnegd65ztkfwika

CONFETTI : A reconfigurable hardware platform for prototyping cellular architectures

Pierre-Andre Mudry, Fabien Vannel, Gianluca Tempesti, Daniel Mange
2007 2007 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium  
Several of these units can then be connected, using a high-speed serial communication protocol, to a more complex structure called the UltraStack.  ...  In this article, we describe a novel hardware platform aimed at the realization of cellular architectures. The system is built hierarchically from a very simple computing unit, called ECell.  ...  of various routing paradigms to bio-inspired computing.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ipdps.2007.370376 dblp:conf/ipps/MudryVTM07 fatcat:dq7oumqxszeuhljxflpno2v25i

On-chip intrinsic evolution methodology for sequential logic circuit design

Fan Xiong, Nader I. Rafla
2009 2009 52nd IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems  
programmable chip with an embedded hardcore processor.  ...  Synthesis results show that the new method can be used in successfully implementing small sequential circuits on a reconfigurable hardware environment.  ...  Introduction Evolvable Hardware (EHW) is a new bio-inspired technique that uses evolutionary algorithm (EA) to auto-configure and optimize circuits [1] [2] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/mwscas.2009.5236119 fatcat:r645iayebzhlzef5cos4fwbtem
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