INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CIRCUIT THEORY AND APPLICATIONS, vol.33, no.5, pp.393-417, 2005 (SCI-Expanded)
This paper presents a cellular neural network (CNN) scheme employing a new non-linear activation function, called trapezoidal activation function (TAF). The new CNN structure can classify linearly non-separable data points and realize Boolean operations (including eXclusive OR) by using only a single-layer CNN. In order to simplify the stability analysis, a feedback matrix W is defined as a function of the feedback template A and 2D equations are converted to 1D equations. The stability conditions of CNN with TAF are investigated and a sufficient condition for the existence of a unique equilibrium and global asymptotic stability is derived. By processing several examples of synthetic images, the analytically derived stability condition is also confirmed. Copyright (c) 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.