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Contrast and motion-sensitive silicon retina
Author(s): Gerard Bouvier; A. Mhani; G. Sicard
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Paper Abstract

Biological information-processing systems are able to solve difficult problems in sensory perception. Retina, the more studied structure in vision is our main biological reference. A retina model including the main synaptic interactions in the outer plexiform layer (OPL) of the vertebrate retina, is briefly presented. Emphasis is on the coupling between photoreceptors (cones) which perform a spatiotemporal regularization that increases the signal-to- noise ratio of the output signal. We have built and tested a set of VLSI retina. Focus is on circuits, the design methodology, and the limitation constraints in our fabrication technology. Some experimental results from the fabricated chips are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2950, Advanced Focal Plane Arrays and Electronic Cameras, (19 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262517
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Gerard Bouvier, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France)
A. Mhani, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France)
G. Sicard, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2950:
Advanced Focal Plane Arrays and Electronic Cameras
Thierry M. Bernard, Editor(s)

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