11 August 1987 Design And Performance Of A Dynamically-Programmable High-Precision Threshold Gate
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Proceedings Volume 0752, Digital Optical Computing; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939920
Event: OE LASE'87 and EO Imaging Symposium, 1987, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The design and implementation of a high-precision, high fan-in, optoelectronic threshold gate is discussed. The device is entirely digital. It is capable of altering its internal weights and function dynamically to provide the equivalent of a programmable gate. External circuitry has been specially designed to provide intrinsic control variables, as well as ordinary input variables. A distinction between extrinsic control variables and intrinsic control variables is presented. Analogies to the operation of a central processing unit are considered. Physical fabrication details and operating characteristics at ten million instructions per second are discussed.
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R. Arrathoon, M. H. Hassoun, "Design And Performance Of A Dynamically-Programmable High-Precision Threshold Gate", Proc. SPIE 0752, Digital Optical Computing, (11 August 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939920; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939920
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