CSFNN Synapse and Neuron Design using Current Mode Analog Circuitry

Erkmen B., Yıldırım T.

in: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Bruno Apolloni,Robert J. Howlett,Lakhmi Jain, Editor, Springer, London/Berlin , Zürich, pp.17-25, 2007

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Other Book
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: Springer, London/Berlin 
  • City: Zürich
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-25
  • Editors: Bruno Apolloni,Robert J. Howlett,Lakhmi Jain, Editor
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, a neuron and synapse circuitry of Conic Section Neural Network (CSFNN) is presented. The proposed circuit has been designed to compute the Radial Basis Function (RBF) and Multilayer Perceptron (MLP) propagation rules on a single hardware to form a CSFNN neuron. Decision boundaries, hyper plane (for MLP) and hyper sphere (for RBF), are special cases of Conic Section Neural Networks depending on the data distribution of a given applications. Current mode analog hardware has been designed and the simulations of the neuron and synapse circuitry have been realized using Cadence with AMIS 0.5μm CMOS transistor model parameters. Simulation results show that the outputs of the circuits are very accurately matched with ideal curve. Open and closed decision boundaries have also been obtained using designed circuitry to demonstrate functionality of designed CSFNN neuron.