How Robust Is a Probabilistic Neural VLSI System Against Environmental Noise

  • C. C. Lu
  • C. C. Li
  • H. Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5064)


Implementing probabilistic models in the Very-Large-Scale- Integration (VLSI) has been attractive to implantable biomedical devices for improving sensor fusion and power management. However, implantable devices are normally exposed to noisy environments which can introduce non-negligible computational errors and hinder optimal modelling on-chip. While the probablistic model called the Continuous Restricted Boltzmann Machine (CRBM) has been shown useful and realised as a VLSI system with noise-induced stochastic behaviour, this paper investigates the suggestion that the stochastic behaviour in VLSI could enhance the tolerance against the interferences of environmental noise. The behavioural simulation of the CRBM system is used to examine the system’s performance in the presence of environmental noise. Furthermore, the possibility of using environmental noise to induce stochasticity in VLSI for computation is investigated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. C. Lu
    • 1
  • C. C. Li
    • 1
  • H. Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.The Dept. of Electrical EngineeringThe National Tsing-Hua UniversityHsin-ChuTaiwan

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