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A CMOS Monolithic Implementation of a Nonliniear Interconnection Module for a Corticonic Network
Departmental Papers (ESE)
  • Jie Yuan, University of Pennsylvania
  • Nabil H Farhat, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jan Van der Spiegel, University of Pennsylvania
A nonlinear interconnection module for a corticonic network is designed and fabricated in a 0.6µm CMOS process. The module uses NMOS transistors in weak-inversion for nonlinearity. A calibration scheme is developed to compensate for the process and temperature variations of the circuit. The designed module has an area of 0.35 sq. mm2. It consumes 200mW of power, with 5V power supply. Simulation results show that the circuit is able to implement the target parametric coupling function accurately.
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Conference Paper
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Copyright 2006 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2006, May 2006, pages 2769-2772.

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  • corticonic network,
  • cortical patch,
  • nonlinear interconnection
Citation Information
Jie Yuan, Nabil H Farhat and Jan Van der Spiegel. "A CMOS Monolithic Implementation of a Nonliniear Interconnection Module for a Corticonic Network" (2006)
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