Reconfigurable Self-Organizing Neural Network Design and it's FPGA Implementation

Basma M. K. Younis, Basil Sh. Mahmood, Fakhraldeen H. Ali
2009 Al-Rafidain Engineering Journal  
The use of Kohonen self-organizing feature maps in real time applications requires high computational performance, especially for embedded systems and hence neural network chips are essential. A digital architecture of Kohonen neural network with learning capability and on-chip adaptation and storage is proposed with the implementation of Kohonen Self-Organizing Map (SOM) neural networks on the low-cost Spartan-3 FPGAs. The architecture of th i s di gi tal ch i p b ased on th e i dea th at som
more » ... assum pti on s f or th e restri cti on s of th e algorithm can simplify the implementation. Using the Manhattan distance, a special treatment of the adaptation factor, and neighborhood functions will decrease the necessary chip area so that a high number of processing elements can be integrated on one chip.
doi:10.33899/rengj.2009.42925 fatcat:rbfhphkbkbbcjouqce6gr3463q