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Instruction-based development: From evolution to generic structures of digital circuits

BIDLO Michal and ŠKARVADA Jaroslav. Instruction-based development: From evolution to generic structures of digital circuits. International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 221-236. ISSN 1327-2314.
Czech title
Development založený na instrukcích: od evolučního algoritmu k generickým strukturám číslicových obvodů
Type
journal article
Language
english
Authors
URL
Keywords
Evolutionary algorithm, development, instruction, program, generic structure, digital circuit.
Abstract
Evolutionary techniques provide powerful tools to design novel solutions for hard problems in different areas. However, the problem of scale (i.e. how to create a large, complex solution) represents a significant obstacle for the evolution of complex extensive systems. The computational development represents one of the approaches in the evolutionary design techniques that tries to overcome the problem of scale. In this paper an instruction-based developmental method is presented for the evolutionary design of generic structures of digital circuits. The developmental system involves a set of application-specific instructions constituting programs in order to solve a given task. In particular, the goal is to construct generic structures of combinational circuits. An evolutionary algorithm is utilized for the design of these programs that represent a mapping from the genotypes to the phenotypes during the evolutionary process, i.e. the prescription for the construction of target circuits. Two case-studies are presented in order to demonstrate the successfulness of this approach: (1) the evolutionary design of generic combinational multipliers and (2) the evolutionary design of generic sorting networks.
Published
2008
Pages
221-236
Journal
International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems, vol. 12, no. 3, ISSN 1327-2314
Publisher
IOS Press
BibTeX
@ARTICLE{FITPUB8793,
   author = "Michal Bidlo and Jaroslav \v{S}karvada",
   title = "Instruction-based development: From evolution to generic structures of digital circuits",
   pages = "221--236",
   journal = "International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems",
   volume = 12,
   number = 3,
   year = 2008,
   ISSN = "1327-2314",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/8793"
}
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