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Including local automatic gain control (AGC) circuitry into a silicon cochlea design can be challenging because of transistor mismatch and model complexity. To address this, we present an alternative system-level algorithm that implements channel-specific AGC by using the output spikes of a spiking silicon cochlea. By measuring the output spike activity of each channel, the bandpass filter gain of a channel is adapted dynamically to the input sound amplitude so that the average output spike rate stays within a defined range. We evaluate the effect of our local AGC algorithm on a classification task where the input signal varies over a large amplitude range. Results on a task to classify speech versus noise show that a classifier trained on spike responses of a cochlea with local AGC maintains an average of 25% higher accuracy over a 32 dB input dynamic range, compared to the case when the AGC is disabled. © 2021 IEEE Show more
Book title2021 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
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Subjectspiking audio sensor; cochlea; local automatic gain control; speech recognition
Organisational unit02533 - Institut für Neuroinformatik / Institute of Neuroinformatics
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