We held our next tinyML Talks webcast. Alexander Timofeev from Polyn.ai presented The new Neuromorphic Analog Signal Processor (NASP) concept and technology platform on June 21, 2022.
One of the major advantages of the neural network is its ability to do things in parallel. The best way to implement this parallelism is neuromorphic computing and new architectures that mimic the systems in the human brain and sensory nervous system to perform with high accuracy and ultra-low power consumption.
Neuromorphic Analog Signal Processing (NASP) technology is based on several major advances. First, it is a neural network operation (inference) in the analog neuro core with fixed weights and structure, performed separately from its training in a digital framework.
The NASP T-compiler allows transformation of almost any neural network into an internal representation that is transferred 1:1 into the analog neuro core on a standard CMOS chip.
The NASP chip is a technology breakthrough aiming to add intelligence to various sensors. It contains artificial neurons (nodes performing computations) and axons (connections with weights between the nodes) implemented using analog circuitry elements.
The NASP hybrid core concept combines a fixed neuromorphic analog core (with ultra-low power consumption and low latency) taking a major computational load of data pre-processing, with a fully flexible digital part for a minor load of final classification.
Alexander is a serial entrepreneur in high-tech startups and a venture builder, with more than 20 years in the industry and vast technical and business experience in industries such as nanotechnology, autonomous systems, and super-hard materials. Prior to founding PolyN, Alexander founded iGlass Technology Inc., a company that developed novel electrochromic smart glass technology. He built the core team and product concept and successfully sold the company at the end of 2020 to a strategic investor. Alexander is also the founder (in 2010) and managing partner at FPI Innovation Fund VC, an early-stage venture investment management company. The fund focuses on earlier-stage innovative companies, developing clear product concepts and strategies and working with venture firms and partners for subsequent funding rounds. As a managing partner, Alexander is responsible for greenfield development from early stage to growing business.
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