# A Silicon Cochlea With Active Coupling

@article{Wen2009ASC,
title={A Silicon Cochlea With Active Coupling},
author={Bo Wen and Kwabena A. Boahen},
journal={IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems},
year={2009},
volume={3},
pages={444-455}
}
• Published 1 October 2009
• Computer Science, Medicine, Materials Science, Physics
• IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
We present a mixed-signal very-large-scale-integrated chip that emulates nonlinear active cochlear signal processing. Modeling the cochlea's micromechanics, including outer hair cell (OHC) electromotility, this silicon (Si) cochlea features active coupling between neighboring basilar membrane (BM) segments-a first. Neighboring BM segments, each implemented as a class AB log-domain second-order section, exchange currents representing OHC forces. This novel active-coupling architecture overcomes…
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