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dc_generator – provides direct current (DC) input

Description

The dc_generator provides a constant DC input to the connected node. The unit of the current is pA.

The dc_generator is rather inefficient, since it needs to send the same current information on each time step. If you only need a constant bias current into a neuron, you could instead directly set the property I_e, which is available in many neuron models.

Parameters

The following parameters can be set in the status dictionary:

amplitude

pA

Amplitude of current

Sends

CurrentEvent

See also

Device, Generator