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ANN IP core

Research Areas
  • Design of digital integrated circuits

This IP core is a configurable feedforward Artificial Neural Network (ANN). ANNs are Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms biologically inspired on the brain. An ANN can be trained to learn a specific task. Typical tasks are pattern recognition and classification, but not exclusively. ANN is based on a simple model of a neuron. Neuron?s models are grouped by layers are connected in a network. This IP performs full feedforward connections between consecutive layers. All neurons? outputs of a layer become the inputs for the next layer. This ANN architecture is also known as Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP) when is trained with a supervised learning algorithm. Different kinds of activation functions can be added easily coding them in the provided VHDL template. This IP core is provided in two parts: kernel plus wrapper. The kernel is the optimized ANN with basic logic interfaces. The kernel should be instantiated inside a wrapper to connect it with the user?s system buses. Currently, an example wrapper is provided for instantiate it on Xilinx Vivado, which uses AXI4 interfaces for AMBA buses. Developers hope to add more wrappers in the future with the help of the OpenCores community.
Publication type
Hardware IP core libre

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Electrónica Industrial
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Electrónica Industrial. CEI
  • Departamento: Automática, Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica e Informática Industrial