Accession Number : AD0640822

Title :   NETWORK SYNTHESIS OF CASCADED THRESHOLD ELEMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept., Sep 64-Sep 65,

Corporate Author : SYRACUSE UNIV RESEARCH INST N Y

Personal Author(s) : Bennett,W. S. , Jr

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : A threshold function is a switching function which can be stimulated by a single, simplified, idealized neuron, or threshold element. In this report, threshold functions are examined in the context of abstract set theory and linear algebra for the purpose of obtaining practical synthesis procedures for networks of threshold elements. A procedure is described by which, for any given switching function, a cascade network of these elements can be specified with which to simulate the given function. The techniques employed appear to be of potential value for the synthesis of more general network configurations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER LOGIC, SWITCHING CIRCUITS), (*SWITCHING CIRCUITS, SYNTHESIS), NETWORKS, SET THEORY, ALGEBRA

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE