VLSI implementation of a neuromorphic spiking pixel and investigation of various focal-plane excitation schemes

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The author describes a neuromorphic spiking pixel architecture allowing conversion of light intensity into a pulse train signal. The article first describes the spiking pixel architecture and its inherent advantages, such as light adaptation mechanism and linear response characteristics. Inspired by biological visual systems and the integrate and fire oscillator, different interpixels interaction schemes are studied and their synchronization abilities are compared. The spiking pixel architecture is implemented and the functionality of the spiking pixel imager is demonstrated through experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-205
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Robotics and Automation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2004



  • Light adaptation mechanism
  • Spiking pixel architecture
  • Synchronization ability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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