—In this paper a hardware implementation of an artificial neural network on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) is presented. A digital system architecture is designed to realize a feed forward multilayer neural network. The designed architecture is described using Very High Speed Integrated Circuits Hardware Description Language (VHDL). The parallel structure of a neural network makes it potentially fast for the computation of certain tasks. The same feature makes a neural network well suited for implementation in VLSI technology. Hardware realization of a Neural Network (NN), to a large extent depends on the efficient implementation of a single neuron. FPGA-based reconfigurable computing architectures are suitable for hardware implementation of neural networks. FPGA realization of ANNs with a large number of neurons is still a challenging task.
—Artificial neural network, hardware description language, field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), sigmoid activation function.
Esraa Zeki Mohammed is with the State Company for Internet Services, Ministry of Communcation, Kirkuk, Iraq (e-mail: Isra_mohammed2@yahoo.com).
Haitham Kareem Ali is with the Communication Engineering Department, Sulaimani Technical College, Sulaimani, Iraq (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Esraa Zeki Mohammed and Haitham Kareem Ali, "Hardware Implementation of Artificial Neural Network Using Field Programmable Gate Array," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 780-783, 2013.