Jordi Cosp

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This paper deals with coupled oscillators as the building blocks of a bioinspired computing paradigm and their implementation. In order to accomplish the low-power and fast-processing requirements of autonomous applications, we study the microelectronic analog implementation of physical oscillators, instead of the software computer-simulated implementation.(More)
Using the neuromorphic approach, we propose an analog very large-scale integration (VLSI) implementation of an oscillatory segmentation algorithm based on local excitatory couplings and global inhibition. The original model has been simplified and adapted for its efficient VLSI implementation while preserving its segmentation properties. To demonstrate the(More)
The architecture of a complete image segmentation system and the development of an embedded VLSI low-power integrated circuit are reported. A neuromorphic engineering approach is adopted, with the purpose of reproducing behaviour of biological neural networks by taking advantage of the microelectronic implementation properties, especially low power(More)
In this paper we present a complete neuromorphic image processing system and we report the development of an integrated CMOS low-power circuit to test the feasibility of its different stages. The image system consists of different parallel-processing stages: phototransduction, non-linear filtering, oscillatory segmentation network and post-processing to(More)
The similarity calculation of two input voltages can be performed in the analog domain by means of a very compact current switch combined with a differential pair stage. Local feed-forward of the current switch allows the circuit to work without the need of any external control ensuring at the same time very high selectivity. The current switch is analyzed(More)
Four cross-coupled MOS transistors operating as switches implement a very compact, fast, low-power and precise minimum and maximum current selector. Local positive feedback allows the circuit to work without the need of any control inputs and ensures very high sensitivity. Experimental results confirm the simulations and the analyzed second-order effects.(More)
—A method for controlling position, damping and inertia in parallel-plate electrostatic actuators is proposed. This method overcomes the pull-in effect and the limitations produced by the parasitic capacitances without requiring any additional electrodes or position sensors. It forces the actuator to behave like a linear second-order system with full(More)