The memristive crossbar aims to implement analog weighted neural network,
however, the realistic implementation of such crossbar arrays is not possible
due to limited switching states of memristive devices. In this work, we propose
the design of an analog deep neural network with binary weight update through
backpropagation algorithm using binary state memristive devices. We show that
such networks can be successfully used for image processing task and has the
advantage of lower power consumption and small on-chip area in comparison with
digital counterparts. The proposed network was benchmarked for MNIST
handwritten digits recognition achieving an accuracy of approximately 90%.

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