NeuroMem CM1K chip

The NeuroMem CM1K chip can solve pattern recognition problems from text and data analytics, vision, audition, and multi-sensory fusion with orders of magnitude less energy and complexity than modern microprocessors.

The CM1K chip features 1024 interconnected neurons working in parallel and capable of learning and recognizing patterns in a few microseconds. The neurons behave collectively as a K-Nearest Neighbor classifier or a Radial Basis Function. They are trainable and especially suitable to cope with ill-defined and fuzzy data, high variability of context and even novelty detection. Last, but not least, multiple CM1K chips can be daisy-chained to scale a network from thousands to millions of neurons with the same simplicity of operation as a single chip.

Read more about CM1K, the home edition of a neuromorphic chip

NeuroMem CM1K ASIC in TQFP package. 1024 identical and interconnected neuromorphic memories or neurons.

NeuroMem CM1K ASIC in TQFP package. 1024 identical and interconnected neuromorphic memories or neurons.

Brain-Inspired behavior

  • All neurons have the same behavior. They receive and execute the same instructions in parallel.
  • All neurons are interconnected. The “winner-takes-all” and novelty (in the absence of winner) can trigger autonomous learning. Confusion can be corrected.
  • The neurons can behave as a K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN) classifier or a Radial Basis Function (RBF).
  • Patterns are broadcasted to all neurons at once, whether for learning or recognition.
  • Recognition and learning latencies are constant, in the order of micro-seconds per pattern and independent of the number of neurons in use.
  • Neurons are trained by example and decide autonomously when it is necessary to commit a new neurons and/or correct their own firing threshold (influence field)
  • The knowledge built autonomously by the neurons can be saved and restored

CM1K Inside

Die of a NeuroMem CM1K chip showing an array of 32x32 identical and interconnected neuron cells or 1024 neurons.

Die of a NeuroMem CM1K chip showing an array of 32×32 identical and interconnected neuron cells or 1024 neurons.