Sources of Error

1) Randomization of the initial synapse weights in the neural network significantly affects overall performance, and makes it more difficult to compare the performance of different learning methods. For this reason, 10 trials were completed for each neural network design. More should be completed for improved results.

2) Considering the majority of the hardware circuits were only simulated, there is a possibility of differences between the expected and actual results when this chip is manufactured in the CMOS process. To help reduce the chance of this happening, Monte Carlo simulations will take place on all of the circuits to find the likelihood of any problems caused by random error.

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