Accession Number : AD0716821

Title :   Syneuristor: A Device and Concept.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS

Personal Author(s) : Waldron,Manjula Bhushan

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : The report devolops a new kind of device called a syneuristor (after synaptic neuristor). A syneuristor is defined by six properties. These properties are shown to be sufficient to build complex automata. A circuit is proposed which is capable of realizing the properties of a syneuristor. In developing the electronic circuits, the possibility of integrating them is kept in mind. An electronic syneuristor is shown to find immediate use in all electronic robots, while realization through ionic propagation appears to hold a great potential in using them in biological systems. A brief introduction brings together the existing knowledge in this direction along with the motivation which led the author to propose a syneuristor. A comprehensive treatment is given to the application of the syneuristor in system synthesis. In particular, the syneuristor is shown to be able to model biological synapse and therefore can find use in modelling some biological systems. The syneuristor can generate a complete logic system of its own. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BIONICS, NERVE CELLS), (*SWITCHING CIRCUITS, *CYBERNETICS), (*LOGIC CIRCUITS, DESIGN), SYNCHRONIZATION(ELECTRONICS), MEMORY DEVICES, TRANSISTORS, AUTOMATA, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE