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Issue No. 03 - March (1988 vol. 21)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49
The authors describe a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) very-large-scale integrated (VLSI) circuit implementing a connectionist neural-network model. It consists of an array of 54 simple processors fully interconnected with a programmable connection matrix. This experimental design tests the behavior of a large network of processors integrated on a chip. The circuit can be operated in several different configurations by programming the interconnections between the processors. Tests made with the circuit working as an associative memory and as a pattern classifier were so encouraging that the chip has been interfaced to a minicomputer and is being used as a coprocessor in pattern-recognition experiments. This mode of operation is making it possible to test the chip's behavior in a real application and study how pattern-recognition algorithms can be mapped in such a network.<>
VLSI, CMOS integrated circuits, computerised pattern recognition, neural nets, pattern-recognition, parallel processing, neural network model, complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor, CMOS, VLSI, programmable connection matrix, associative memory, pattern classifier, coprocessor, Very large scale integration, Neural networks, Computer networks, Integrated circuit interconnections, Circuit testing, Optical computing, Optical interconnections, Optical network units, Optical fiber networks, Biological system modeling

"VLSI implementation of a neural network model," in Computer, vol. 21, no. , pp. 41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49, 1988.
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