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8 Author(s)
Chiu-Hung Cheng ; Nat. Chiao Tung Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan ; Chung-Yu Wu, Ph.D. ; Bing Sheu ; Li-Ju Lin
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In this article, a new device structure called the neuron-bipolar junction transistor (νBJT) was presented. It has been successfully applied to the design of a silicon retina and large-neighborhood cellular neural networks (CNNs). The νBJT-based smoothing array for the silicon retina has a simple and compact structure, which is suitable for the VLSI implementation. It can be integrated with other CMOS retinal signal processing circuits to form smart sensor systems

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Circuits and Devices Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 3 )