A neuromorphic chip that imitates the on brisk transient ganglion cell set in the retinas of rabbits

Li Ju Lin, Chung Yu Wu, Botond Roska, Frank Werblin, David Bálya, Támas Roska

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In this paper, a new CMOS design methodology is proposed to implement CMOS neuromorphic chips which imitate the ON brisk transient ganglion cell (GC) set of rabbits' retinas. The measurement results on the fabricated CMOS neuromorphic chip are consistent with the biological measurement results. Thus, the biological functions of the chip have been successfully verified. It can be used to understand more biological behaviors and visual language of retinas under different input optical images which have not yet been tested in biological experiments. Based on the results, the full GC sets of retina can be designed. Thus, many potential applications of retinal chips on motion sensors, computer vision, retinal prosthesis, and biomedical devices are feasible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1248-1260
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2007



  • Neuromorphic sensor
  • Retina
  • Retinal processing circuit
  • Smart vision sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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