Architecture of cell array neuro-processor

  • Takayuki Morishita
  • Iwao Teramoto
Innovative Architectures
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1259)


We propose Cell Array(CA) to develop a PCA(Processing Cell Array) architecture as advocated in Reference [1] to improve the free degree of the composition of the instruction control unit and the memory. Also, we propose a connection method among cells to establish the architecture of the entire processor element. Our goal is to check the architecture, control sequence and it's performance. We took the back-propagation learning law as an example, because it is the typical model of the neural network.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takayuki Morishita
    • 1
  • Iwao Teramoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Okayama Prefectural UniversityOkayamaJapan

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