Hybrid spiking-based multi-layered self-learning neuromorphic system based on memristor crossbar arrays

TitleHybrid spiking-based multi-layered self-learning neuromorphic system based on memristor crossbar arrays
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsAM Hassan, C Yang, C Liu, H Li, and Y Chen
Conference NameProceedings of the 2017 Design, Automation and Test in Europe, Date 2017
Date Published05/2017
Abstract

Neuromorphic computing systems are under heavy investigation as a potential substitute for the traditional von Neumann systems in high-speed low-power applications. Recently, memristor crossbar arrays were utilized in realizing spiking-based neuromorphic system, where memristor conductance values correspond to synaptic weights. Most of these systems are composed of a single crossbar layer, in which system training is done off-chip, using computer based simulations, then the trained weights are pre-programmed to the memristor crossbar array. However, multi-layered, on-chip trained systems become crucial for handling massive amount of data and to overcome the resistance shift that occurs to memristors overtime. In this work, we propose a spiking-based multi-layered neuromorphic computing system capable of online training. The system performance is evaluated using three different datasets showing improved results versus previous work. In addition, studying the system accuracy versus memristor resistance shift shows promising results.

DOI10.23919/DATE.2017.7927094