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FACETS - An Introductory Presentationpdf-file (1.1 MB)
Karlheinz Meier, Electronic Vision(s) Group, Heidelberg

A set of presentation slides that provide an introductory overview on the FACETS project, its motivation, goals, and structural organization

Design Study of a Neural Network Hardware Using Wafer Scale Integrationjpg-file (250 KB)
Jonathan Meier, Heidelberg

Recommended caption text: Design Study of a Neural Network Hardware Using Wafer Scale Integration

Photograph of the members of the FACETS projectjpg-file (390 KB)
Photograph taken by Marie-Cecile Lafont during the FACETS Kickoff Meeting, November 3rd-5th, 2005 at INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France

Recommended caption text: Members of the FACETS project at the FACETS Kickoff Meeting, November 2005


  • The hardware of the FACETS project in a presentation VLSI Implementations of Very Large Scale Neuromorphic Circuits given on ESSCIRC/BIECS 09 by Johannes Schemmel from 2009 (8MB .pdf)

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Membrane voltage trace
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Spikey board on backplane
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Spikey chip
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Spikey chip
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Spikey chip
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The Stage II system will use a complete post-processed wafer (instead of single chips) with interconnected electronic representations of neurons and synapses.

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Stage II (wafer-scale system)[]

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17 Jul 2017