A scalable neural chip with synaptic electronics using CMOS integrated memristors.

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Summary of "A scalable neural chip with synaptic electronics using CMOS integrated memristors."

The design and simulation of a scalable neural chip with synaptic electronics using nanoscale memristors fully integrated with complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) is presented. The circuit consists of integrate-and-fire neurons and synapses with spike-timing dependent plasticity (STDP). The synaptic conductance values can be stored in memristors with eight levels, and the topology of connections between neurons is reconfigurable. The circuit has been designed using a 90 nm CMOS process with via connections to on-chip post-processed memristor arrays. The design has about 16 million CMOS transistors and 73 728 integrated memristors. We provide circuit level simulations of the entire chip performing neuronal and synaptic computations that result in biologically realistic functional behavior.


HRL Laboratories LLC, Malibu, CA 90265, USA.

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Name: Nanotechnology
ISSN: 1361-6528
Pages: 384011


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