Superconducting neural circuits using SQUIDs

Yoshinao Mizugaki, Koji Nakajima, Yasuji Sawada, Tsutomu Yamashita

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Superconducting implementation of neural circuits is presented. A neuron element is composed of a coupled-SQUID, which is a combination of a single-junction SQUID and a double-junction SQUID. A synapse element is composed of multiple double-junction SQUIDs. To demonstrate the abilities of these circuits experimentally, a 3-bit neural-based A/D converter, which contains three neurons and three synapses, has been fabricated using a niobium integration technology. This is the first successful implementation of both neuron and active synapse elements into a superconducting neural network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3168-3171
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2 pt 3
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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