An Artificial Retina Chip Using Switch-Selective Resistive Network for Intelligent Sensor Systems

  • Jae-Sung Kong
  • Sang-Heon Kim
  • Jang-Kyoo Shin
  • Minho Lee
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4115)


We designed and fabricated a bio-inspired CMOS vision chip for edge detection using a switch-selective resistive network. A CMOS buffer circuit, which is embodied in the structure of a common drain amplifier, is commonly used for both raw and smoothed images by using additional switches. By using the switch-selective resistive network, the total number of MOSFETs in the unit pixel and fixed-pattern noise (FPN) was reduced. In addition, by applying the saturating resistive network, the chip outputs a uniform edge signal under various lighting conditions. From the experimental results of a fabricated one-dimensional array with 20 pixels, we could confirm the operation of the vision chip.


Edge Detection Bipolar Cell Horizontal Cell Resistive Network Resistive Circuit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jae-Sung Kong
    • 1
  • Sang-Heon Kim
    • 1
  • Jang-Kyoo Shin
    • 1
  • Minho Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ElectronicsKyungpook National UniversityDaeguSouth Korea

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