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Asymmetric cross-coupled differential pair configuration to realize neuron activation function and its derivative

Gupta, AK and Bhat, N (2005) Asymmetric cross-coupled differential pair configuration to realize neuron activation function and its derivative. In: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing, 52 (1). pp. 10-13.

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Abstract

In this brief, we present a new circuit technique to generate the sigmoid neuron activation function (NAF) and its derivative (DNAF). The circuit makes use of transistor asymmetry in cross-coupled differential pair to obtain the derivative. The asymmetry is introduced through external control signal, as and when required. This results in the efficient utilization of the hard-ware by realizing NAF and DNAF using the same building blocks. The operation of the circuit is presented in the subthreshold region for ultra low-power applications. The proposed circuit has been experimentally prototyped and characterized as a proof of concept on the 1.5-mum AMI technology.

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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2010 06:15
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/27331

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