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A Silicon Axon

Minch, Bradley A. and Hasler, Paul and Diorio, Chris and Mead, Carver (1995) A Silicon Axon. In: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 7. The MIT Press , Cambridge, MA, pp. 737-746. ISBN 0-262-20104-6. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150305-152221206

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Abstract

We present a silicon model of an axon which shows promise as a building block for pulse-based neural computations involving correlations of pulses across both space and time. The circuit shares a number of features with its biological counterpart including an excitation threshold, a brief refractory period after pulse completion, pulse amplitude restoration, and pulse width restoration. We provide a simple explanation of circuit operation and present data from a chip fabricated in a standard 2μm CMOS process through the MOS Implementation Service (MOSIS). We emphasize the necessity of the restoration of the width of the pulse in time for stable propagation in axons.


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Additional Information:© 1995 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This material is based upon work supported in part under a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the Office of Naval Research, DARPA, and the Beckman Foundation.
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