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Author Wang, Qian ♦ Kim, Yongtae ♦ Li, Peng
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2016
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Neural networks ♦ Analog-digital conversion ♦ Digital integrated circuits ♦ Memristors ♦ Reconfigurable architectures
Abstract Due to their nonvolatile nature, excellent scalability, and high density, memristive nanodevices provide a promising solution for low-cost on-chip storage. Integrating memristor-based synaptic crossbars into digital neuromorphic processors (DNPs) may facilitate efficient realization of brain-inspired computing. This article investigates architectural design exploration of DNPs with memristive synapses by proposing two synapse readout schemes. The key design tradeoffs involving different analog-to-digital conversions and memory accessing styles are thoroughly investigated. A novel storage strategy optimized for feedforward neural networks is proposed in this work, which greatly reduces the energy and area cost of the memristor array and its peripherals.
ISSN 15504832
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-05-12
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15504840
Journal ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC)
Volume Number 12
Issue Number 4
Page Count 22
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 22

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