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ECE Course Syllabus

ECE6435 Course Syllabus


Neuromorphic Analog VLSI Circuits (3-0-3)

ECE 3050


Catalog Description
Large-scale analog computation for sensory and motor processing. Analog building blocks are presented, leading to VLSI systems inspired by neurobiological architectures and computational paradigms.

Mead, Analog VLSI and Neural Systems, Addison Wesley, 1989. ISBN 9780201059922 (required) (comment: Out of print--EBS able to obtain used copies if they will be used in the class. )

Topical Outline
MOS Transistor Operation
  Weak Inversion
  Strong Inversion

Floating-Gate Circuits
  Electron Tunneling
  Hot-Electron Injection
  Fundamental Adaptive Circuits

Transcondutance Amplifiers
  Building Blocks: Current Mirror, Differential Pair, Gain Stages
  DC Operation

Time-Domain Circuits
  Second-Order Sections

Current-Mode Circuits
  Translinear Principle
  Floating-Gate MOS Circuits
  Bump Circuit
  Current Multipliers

Signal-Aggregation Circuit Arrays
  Centroid Circuits
  Resistive Networks
  Diffusor Circuits
  Winner-Take-All Circuits
  Delay Lines

Neuromorphic Systems
  Electronic Cochlea
  Auditory Localization
  Silicon Retinas: Voltage and Current Mode
  Neuron Models
  Address Event Communication
  Motor Pattern Generation