An ageing population is now the leading concern for higher healthcare costs due to more cases of chronic illnesses. Telemedicine systems based on modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are expected to play a pivotal role in alleviating the pressure on health care services. Environmental factors have also profound impact on health condition of… (More)
Recent studies have shown that memristor crossbar based neuromorphic hardware enables high performance implementations of neural networks at low power and in low chip area. This paper presents circuits to train a cascaded set of memristor crossbars representing a multi-layered neural network. The circuits presented implement back-propagation training and… (More)
This study examines the design of several novel specialized multicore neural processors. Systems based on SRAM cores and memristor devices were examined. Detailed circuit simulations were used to ensure that the systems could be compared accurately. Two types of memristor cores were examined: digital and analog cores. Novel circuits were designed for both… (More)
Specialized multi-core architectures can provide significant speedups for neural network applications. In this study, we examined the on-chip routing network bandwidth requirements for such architectures processing large multi-layered feed forward neural networks in a pipelined manner. Two on-chip routing network topologies were examined: mesh networks and… (More)
This paper describes a novel memristor-based neuromorphic circuit that can be used for ex-situ training of multi-layer neural network algorithms. The presented ex-situ programming technique can be used to map many key neural algorithms directly onto the grid of resistances in a memristor crossbar. This is possible because the proposed circuit is capable of… (More)
Reversible multiple-valued logic circuit has several advantages over reversible binary logic circuit. In this paper, we propose a method of minimization of Galois field sum of products (GFSOP) expression for non-reversible quinary logic function. We also propose a method of reversible realization of quinary GFSOP expression as cascade of quinary reversible… (More)
With power consumption becoming a critical processor design issue, specialized architectures for low power processing are becoming popular. Several studies have shown that neural networks can be used for signal processing and pattern recognition applications. This study examines the design of memristor based multicore neural processors that would be used… (More)
Neuromemristive systems (NMSs) are gaining traction as an alternative to conventional CMOS-based von Neumann systems because of their greater energy and area efficiency. A proposed NMS accelerator for machine-learning tasks reduced power dissipation by five orders of magnitude, relative to a multicore reduced-instruction set computing processor.