A new high-performance current-mode fuzzy membership function circuit and its application


Abstract: A new current-mode fuzzy-membership function circuit is proposed. The circuit has a very compact and simple architecture based on the simultaneous use of winner- and loser-take-all topologies. The circuit has also the advantage of easily adjusting generated membership function characteristics such as center or mean and width with a straightforward application of respective input currents. It is shown that the new circuit outperforms previous counterparts in terms of speed, power consumption, layout area, and robustness to variations in design parameters and errors. As an application, a fuzzy-classifier is designed with a new membership circuit as a seven fuzzy level controller.

Keywords: Fuzzy logic, decision-making, current-mode circuit design, winner-take-all circuit, loser-take-all circuit

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