A coprocessor card for fast neural network emulation

  • F. Castillo
  • J. A. García
  • J. M. Moreno
  • J. Cabestany
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 930)


In this article we present a coprocessor card for PC, designed for the fast emulation of neural network-based systems. The card is composed of 6 custom neural processors arranged using a special parallel architecture. The processor is briefly presented and the structure of the card discussed, along with the architecture's basics. Also presented are the software tools developed around the card, the graphical interface used for drawing the net and the compiler used to translate the drawing into a series of instructions understood by the processor. Last, we present some results regarding a sample application in which the card was tried: in the control of an inverted pendulum.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Castillo
    • 1
  • J. A. García
    • 2
  • J. M. Moreno
    • 2
  • J. Cabestany
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept.Eng. ElectrónicaUniversidad Politécnica de CatalunyaVilanova i la GeltrúSpain
  2. 2.Dept.Eng. ElectrónicaUniversidad Politécnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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