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A Neuron Model for FPGA Spiking Neuronal Network ImplementationTIGAERU, L. , BONTEANU, G.
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spiking neural network, neuromorphics, biological system modeling, field programmable gate arrays, very large scale integration
neural(10), networks(9), spiking(7), membrane(5), huxley(5), hodgkin(5), neurons(4), loligo(4), link(4), giant(4)
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Date of Publication: 2011-11-30
Volume 11, Issue 4, Year 2011, On page(s): 29 - 36
ISSN: 1582-7445, e-ISSN: 1844-7600
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4316/AECE.2011.04005
Web of Science Accession Number: 000297764500005
SCOPUS ID: 84856609800
We propose a neuron model, able to reproduce the basic elements of the neuronal dynamics, optimized for digital implementation of Spiking Neural Networks. Its architecture is structured in two major blocks, a datapath and a control unit. The datapath consists of a membrane potential circuit, which emulates the neuronal dynamics at the soma level, and a synaptic circuit used to update the synaptic weight according to the spike timing dependent plasticity (STDP) mechanism. The proposed model is implemented into a Cyclone II-Altera FPGA device. Our results indicate the neuron model can be used to build up 1K Spiking Neural Networks on reconfigurable logic suport, to explore various network topologies.
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