Bio-inspired analog VLSI design realizes programmable complex spatio-temporal dynamics on a single chip

R. Carmona, F. Jimenez-Garrido, R. Domfnguez-Castro, S. Espejo, A. Rodriguez-Vazquez
Proceedings 2002 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition  
i A bio-inspired model for an analog parallel array processor (APAP), based on studies on the vertebrate retina, permits the realization of complex spatio-temporal dynamics in VLSI. This model mimics the way in which images are processed in the visual pathway what renders a feasible alternative for the implementation of early vision tasks in standard technologies. A prototype chip has been designed in CMOS. Design challenges, trade-offs and the building blocks of such a high-complexity system (
more » ... transistors, most of them operating in analog mode) are presented in this paper.
doi:10.1109/date.2002.998299 dblp:conf/date/CarmonaJDER02 fatcat:nwf2jg5icvbzpnhfij25sf2mvq