Compensating Temperature-Dependent Characteristics of a Subthreshold-MOSFET Analog Silicon Neuron

Ethan Green, Takashi Kohno
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Ethan Green
Available Online 1 March 2016.
neuromorphic engineering, analog VLSI, silicon neurons
Analog silicon neurons are neuro-mimetic VLSI (very-large-scale-integrated) circuits that replicate the electrophysiological behavior of animal nerve tissue. This research focuses on the temperature sensitivity of a subthreshold-MOSFET analog silicon neuron. Subthreshold operation of CMOS transistors allows for low power consumption, but is also drastically sensitive to temperature changes. This critical issue must be addressed before these circuits can be implemented into massive networks to develop future neuromorphic technologies.

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