Teresa Serrano-Gotarredona

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Hardware implementations of spiking neurons can be extremely useful for a large variety of applications, ranging from high-speed modeling of large-scale neural systems to real-time behaving systems, to bidirectional brain-machine interfaces. The specific circuit solutions used to implement silicon neurons depend on the application requirements. In this(More)
Interdisciplinary research broadens the view of particular problems yielding fresh and possibly unexpected insights. This is the case of neuromorphic engineering where technology and neuroscience cross-fertilize each other. For example, consider on one side the recently discovered memristor, postulated in 1971, thanks to research in nanotechnology(More)
This paper describes CAVIAR, a massively parallel hardware implementation of a spike-based sensing-processing-learning-actuating system inspired by the physiology of the nervous system. CAVIAR uses the asychronous address-event representation (AER) communication framework and was developed in the context of a European Union funded project. It has four(More)
In this paper we present a very exciting overlap between emergent nanotechnology and neuroscience, which has been discovered by neuromorphic engineers. Specifically, we are linking one type of memristor nanotechnology devices to the biological synaptic update rule known as spike-time-dependent-plasticity (STDP) found in real biological synapses.(More)
We present a neuromorphic cortical-layer processing microchip for address event representation (AER) spike-based processing systems. The microchip computes 2-D convolutions of video information represented in AER format in real time. AER, as opposed to conventional frame-based video representation, describes visual information as a sequence of events or(More)
In this paper, we show and validate a reliable circuit design technique based on source voltage shifting for current-mode signal processing down to femtoamperes. The technique involves specific-current extractors and logarithmic current splitters for obtaining on-chip subpicoampere currents. It also uses a special on-chip sawtooth oscillator to monitor and(More)
Event-driven visual sensors have attracted interest from a number of different research communities. They provide visual information in quite a different way from conventional video systems consisting of sequences of still images rendered at a given "frame rate." Event-driven vision sensors take inspiration from biology. Each pixel sends out an event(More)
We present a very-large-scale integration continuous-time sinusoidal operational transconductance amplifiers quadrature oscillator fabricated in a standard double-poly 0.8m CMOS process. The oscillator is tunable in the frequency range from 50 to 130 MHz. The two phases produced by the oscillator show a low-quadrature phase error. A novel current-mode(More)