Copyright © 2009 Quanxin Zhu and Jinde Cao. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The problem of stochastic stability is investigated for a class of neural networks with both Markovian jump parameters and continuously distributed delays. The jumping parameters are modeled as a continuous-time, finite-state Markov chain. By constructing appropriate Lyapunov-Krasovskii functionals, some novel stability conditions are obtained in terms of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs). The proposed LMI-based criteria are
computationally efficient as they can be easily checked by using recently developed algorithms in solving LMIs.
A numerical example is provided to show the effectiveness of the theoretical results and demonstrate the LMI
criteria existed in the earlier literature fail. The results obtained in this paper improve and generalize those given
in the previous literature.