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— The computational function of neural networks is thought to depend primarily on the learning/plasticity function carried out at the synapse. Neuromorphic circuit realizations have taken this into account by implementing a variety of synaptical processing functions, with most recent synapse circuits replicating some form of Spike Time Dependent Plasticity(More)
A switched-capacitor (SC) neuromorphic system for closed-loop neural coupling in 28 nm CMOS is presented, occupying 600 um by 600 um. It offers 128 input channels (i.e., presynaptic terminals), 8192 synapses and 64 output channels (i.e., neurons). Biologically realistic neuron and synapse dynamics are achieved via a faithful translation of the behavioural(More)
—In this paper we present a novel switched-capacitor implementation of short-term synaptic dynamics with simultaneous depression and facilitation. The developed circuit model is a modified version of a model of neurotransmitter release derived from biological measurements. Despite the simplicity of the circuit the rich dynamics of the original model can be(More)
Efficient Analog-Digital Converters (ADC) are one of the mainstays of mixed-signal integrated circuit design. Besides the conventional ADCs used in mainstream ICs, there have been various attempts in the past to utilize neuromorphic networks to accomplish an efficient crossing between analog and digital domains, i.e., to build neurally inspired ADCs.(More)
—For neuromorphic ICs, the implemented synaptic dynamics play an important role in the complexity achievable when running networks on the overall IC. One of these ingredients for realistic dynamics are conductance-based synapses, which in contrast to current-based synapses let a neuron adapt in various ways to its input characteristics. Another ingredient(More)
Synaptic dynamics, such as long- and short-term plasticity, play an important role in the complexity and biological realism achievable when running neural networks on a neuromorphic IC. For example, they endow the IC with an ability to adapt and learn from its environment. In order to achieve the millisecond to second time constants required for these(More)
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