Theoretical and Heuristic Synthesis of Digital Spiking Neurons for Spike-Pattern-Division Multiplexing

Tetsuro IGUCHI  Akira HIRATA  Hiroyuki TORIKAI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E93-A   No.8   pp.1486-1496
Publication Date: 2010/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E93.A.1486
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Nonlinear Problems
Keyword: 
spiking neuron,  cellular automaton,  discrete-state dynamical system,  ultra-wideband impulse radio,  dynamic FPGA,  on-chip learning,  

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Summary: 
A digital spiking neuron is a wired system of shift registers that can generate spike-trains having various spike patterns by adjusting the wiring pattern between the registers. Inspired by the ultra-wideband impulse radio, a novel theoretical synthesis method of the neuron for application to spike-pattern division multiplex communications in an artificial pulse-coupled neural network is presented. Also, a novel heuristic learning algorithm of the neuron for realization of better communication performances is presented. In addition, fundamental comparisons to existing impulse radio sequence design methods are given.