Signal Amplification by Circular Single-Electron Oscillator Network with Stochastic Resonance

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8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS)
Hiroyuki Otake1, Kazuyoshi Ishimura2, Tetsuya Asai2, Takahide OYA1
1: Yokohama National University
2: Hokkaido University

    In this paper, a new type of a neuromorphic single-electron(SE) circuit is described and its operation is also evaluated by conducting Monte Carlo simulation. The circuit is expected as a new information-processing device. However, it is known that the circuit is very sensitive to noise and fluctuation, so that we have studied how to overcome such noise effect. Recently, unique technique that imitates stochastic resonance (SR) behavior in neural networks has been proposed to solve the problem of noise. We focus on internal noise for the SR system. To confirm the SR phenomenon caused by the internal noise, we change the circuit form to a circular structure. We can construct the circular neural network by using the SE circuit because the operation of them is similar to neurons. The proposed SE circuit network was able to show the SR phenomenon. Moreover, the circuit we found could amplify the output signal.