Alessandro Mortara

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An architecture for interchip communication among analog VLSI neural networks is proposed. Activity is encoded in a neuron's pulse emission frequency. Information is transmitted through the non-arbitered, asynchronous access of pulses to a common bus. The impact of collisions when the bus is accessed by more than one user is investigated. The(More)
—A 100 100 pixel analog very large scale integration retina is proposed to extract the magnitude and direction of spatial gradients contained in sensed images. The retina implements in a massively parallel fashion, at pixel level, an algorithm based on the concept of steerable filters to compute the gradients. An output rate of up to 1000 frames per second(More)
—This paper describes a Josephson-voltage-standard-locked synthesizer where a commercial digital-to-analog converter is used as a sine wave generator. The output amplitude of the generator is controlled by the calculable fundamental of the stepwise waveform generated by a SINIS Josephson junction array. Such a system combines the versatility of a commercial(More)
Pulse frequency modulation (PFM) provides robust long-distance communication and event-driven access to the communication channel. A PFM demodulator small and simple enough to equip every cell of a large analog neural network is analyzed. The circuit can demodulate PFM signals with pulse rates as low as 1 kHz using the switched-capacitor technique.(More)
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