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Date of Award
Thesis: EWU Only
Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science
Dr. Kosuke Imamura, PhD
Dr. Carol Taylor, PhD
Doris Munson M.L.S.
This thesis proposes a digital artificial neuron which uses only digital logic. The purpose is to create a hardware neuron on a digital device. While conventional neurons use real valued software implemented transfer functions and threshold values to determine the output, the proposed neuron converts inputs into square waves of frequencies determined by weights, and the time that the input waves require to produce a certain pattern is used to determine the output. This neuron was tested on a software simulator and successfully implemented on a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) to prove its viability.
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Ellis, David J., "Artificial Frequency Match Neuron Implemented with Digital Logic" (2014). EWU Masters Thesis Collection. Paper 1.