Accession Number : ADA195066

Title :   Circuit Design Criteria for Stable Lateral Inhibition Neural Networks,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE MICROSYSTEMS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Wyatt, J L , Jr ; Standley, D L

PDF Url : ADA195066

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : In the analog VLSI implementation of neural systems, it is sometimes convenient to build lateral inhibition networks by using a locally connected on-chip resistive grid. A serious problem of unwanted spontaneous oscillation often arises with these circuits and renders them unusable in practice. This paper reports a design approach that guarantees such a system will be stable, even though the values of designed elements in the resistive grid may be imprecise and the location and values of parasitic elements may be unknown. The method is based on a rigorous, somewhat novel mathematical analysis using Tellegen's theorem and the idea of Popov multipliers from control theory. It is thoroughly practical because the criteria are local in the sense that no overall analysis of the interconnected system is required, empirical in the sense that they involve only measurable frequency response data on the individual cells, and robust in the sense that unmodelled parasitic resistances and capacitances in the interconnect network cannot affect the analysis.

Descriptors :   *CHIPS(ELECTRONICS), *CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, *CONTROL THEORY, CAPACITANCE, CIRCUITS, GRIDS, GUARANTEES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, NERVOUS SYSTEM, OSCILLATION, RESISTANCE, VALUE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE