A Hardware approach to neural networks silicon retina

Show full item record

Title: A Hardware approach to neural networks silicon retina
Author: Golwalla, Arif K.
Abstract: The primary goal of this thesis was to emulate the function of the biological eye in silicon. In both neural and silicon technologies, the active devices occupy approximately 2 percent of the space, wire fills the entire remaining space. The silicon retina was modeled on the distal portion of the vertebrate retina. This chip generates, in real time, outputs that correspond directly to signals observed in the corresponding levels of the biological retinas. The design uses the principles of signal aggregation. It demonstrates a tolerance for device imperfection that is characteristic of a collective system. The digital computer is extremely effective at producing precise answers to well-defined questions. The nervous system accepts fuzzy, poorly conditioned input, performs a computation that is ill-defined, and produces approximate output.
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/11665
Date: 1994-02

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
AGolwallaThesis02-1994.pdf 14.84Mb PDF View/Open

The following license files are associated with this item:

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Search RIT DML


Advanced Search

Browse