標題: A new compact neuron-bipolar junction transistor (nu BJT) cellular neural network (CNN) structure with programmable large neighborhood symmetric templates for image processing
作者: Wu, CY
Yen, WC
電子工程學系及電子研究所
Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics
關鍵字: cellular neural network;nu BJT;large neighborhood
公開日期: 1-一月-2001
摘要: Based on the basic device physics of the neuron-bipolar junction transistor (nu BJT), a new compact cellular neural network (CNN) structure called the nu BJT CNN is proposed and analyzed. In the nu BJT CNN, both nu BJT and lambda bipolar transistor realized by parasitic p-n-p BJTs in the CMOS process are used to implement the neuron whereas the coupling MOS resistors are used to realize the symmetric synapse weights among various neurons. Thus it has the advantages of small chip area and high integration capability, Moreover, the proposed symmetric nu BJT CNN can be easily designed to achieve large neighborhood without extra interconnection. By adding a metal-layer optical window to the nu BJT, the nu BJT can be served as the phototransistor, and the nu BJT CNN can receive optical images as initial state inputs or external inputs. The correct functions of the nu BJT CNNs in noise removal, hole filling, and erosion have been successfully verified in HSPICE simulation. An experimental chip containing a 32 x 32 nu BJT CNN and a 16 x 16 nu BJT CNN with phototransistor design, has been designed and fabricated in 0.6-mum single-poly triple-metal n-well CMOS technology. The fabricated chips have the cell state transition time of 0.8 mus and the static power consumption of 60 muW/cell. The area density can be as high as 1270 cells/mm(2). The measurement results have also confirmed the correct functions of the proposed nu BJT CNNs.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/81.903184
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/29923
ISSN: 1057-7122
DOI: 10.1109/81.903184
期刊: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS I-FUNDAMENTAL THEORY AND APPLICATIONS
Volume: 48
Issue: 1
起始頁: 12
結束頁: 27
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