Excitability in autonomous Boolean networks
1 Department of Physics, Duke University - Durham, NC 27708, USA
2 Institut für Theoretische Physik, Technische Universität Berlin - Hardenbergstr. 36, D-10623 Berlin, Germany, EU
Received: 29 August 2012
Accepted: 11 October 2012
We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally that excitable systems can be built with autonomous Boolean networks. Their experimental implementation is realized with asynchronous logic gates on a reconfigurabe chip. When these excitable systems are assembled into time-delay networks, their dynamics display nanosecond time scale spike synchronization patterns that are controllable in period and phase.
PACS: 05.45.-a – Nonlinear dynamics and chaos / 87.19.lr – Control theory and feedback
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