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A Method for Evaluating Chimeric Synchronization of Coupled Oscillators and Its Application for Creating a Neural Network Information Converter

Institute of Physics and Technology, Petrozavodsk State University, 31 Lenina str., Petrozavodsk 185910, Russia
Electronics 2019, 8(7), 756; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8070756
Received: 7 June 2019 / Revised: 28 June 2019 / Accepted: 2 July 2019 / Published: 4 July 2019
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Abstract

This paper presents a new method for evaluating the synchronization of quasi-periodic oscillations of two oscillators, termed “chimeric synchronization”. The family of metrics is proposed to create a neural network information converter based on a network of pulsed oscillators. In addition to transforming input information from digital to analogue, the converter can perform information processing after training the network by selecting control parameters. In the proposed neural network scheme, the data arrives at the input layer in the form of current levels of the oscillators and is converted into a set of non-repeating states of the chimeric synchronization of the output oscillator. By modelling a thermally coupled VO2-oscillator circuit, the network setup is demonstrated through the selection of coupling strength, power supply levels, and the synchronization efficiency parameter. The distribution of solutions depending on the operating mode of the oscillators, sub-threshold mode, or generation mode are revealed. Technological approaches for the implementation of a neural network information converter are proposed, and examples of its application for image filtering are demonstrated. The proposed method helps to significantly expand the capabilities of neuromorphic and logical devices based on synchronization effects. View Full-Text
Keywords: quasi-periodic oscillations; chimera; coupled oscillators; synchronization; VO2 switch; neural network; converter quasi-periodic oscillations; chimera; coupled oscillators; synchronization; VO2 switch; neural network; converter
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Velichko, A. A Method for Evaluating Chimeric Synchronization of Coupled Oscillators and Its Application for Creating a Neural Network Information Converter. Electronics 2019, 8, 756.

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