Computational tasks in a noise-triggered artificial neuron node

A new article by the NiPS Lab is out.
The article presents a new nanoscale device aimed at computational tasks much like the standard logic gates NAND and NOR.

It introduces a novel approach based on dynamically modulated bistable switching in resonant tunneling diodes (RTD) with branched drains as nanoelectronic devices, which generate spike-like signal trains efficiently controlled by the electronic environment.
A novel noise-triggered operating scheme as a universal and reconfigurable logic gate is demonstrated and
related to a nonlinear stochastic process. Such a scheme is shown to operate properly in the presence of a significant amount of noise.

 

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