A superconducting neural circuit is fabricated for the first time by use of a niobium integrated-circuit technology. Fluxon pulses on Josephson transmission lines (JTLs) are used as neural impulses. In this circuit a threshold element (a neuron) is composed of two JTL elements connected through a resistor. The conductance value of the resistor represent a synaptic strength. The fan-in and the fan-out are accomplished by the biased JTL branches. The operation of 2-bit neural based A/D converter is successfully observed. These circuits do not require any hysteretic Josephson junctions, and hence, have a potential to be fabricated with the high-Tc superconductors.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)