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GANGLION-a fast field-programmable gate array implementation of a connectionist classifier

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2 Author(s)
C. E. Cox ; IBM Almaden Res. Center, San Jose, CA, USA ; W. E. Blanz

71 The architecture, implementation, and application of GANGLION, a totally digital connectionist classifier, are described. This fully interconnected feedforward net with one hidden layer is capable of generating 4.48 billion interconnection/s. The architecture is realized on a single 9U VME card and is built entirely from off-the-shelf components. The very high throughput of 20 million decision/s is achieved by making efficient use of field-programmable gate arrays. Specifically, the authors take advantage of the reprogrammability of the devices to automatically generate new custom hardware for each application of the classifier

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IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 3 )