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Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor?

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Optical reconstruction of the microprocessor to obtain its connectome.

In [11], the (A) MOS 6502 silicon die was examined under a visible light microscope (B) to build up an image mosaic (C) of the chip surface. Computer vision algorithms were used to identify metal and silicon regions (E) to detect transistors (F), (G) ultimately producing a complete accurate netlist of the processor (D).

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005268.g002