Looks at applying evolution-inspired formalisms to hardware design in order to produce self-reconfigurable electronic hardware by evolutionary and genetic reconfiguration mechanisms. The 35 papers cover the evolution of FPGAs, digital functions, analog and mixed- signal circuits, cellular automata and brain-inspired architectures; reconfiguration architectures and dynamic reconfiguration, advanced reconfigurable devices; applications to the design and adaptation of space sub-systems; and genetic algorithms applications. Titles, but not texts, are included for the nine invited talks. Authors, but not subjects, are indexed. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, ORThe main idea of this approach is to improve quality of the circuits evolved by the genetic algorithm (GA) by reducing the number of active gates used. We accomplish this by combining two ideas: 1) using multiobjective fitness function, aquot; 2)anbsp;...
|Title||:||Proceedings of the First NASA/DoD Workshop on Evolvable Hardware|
|Author||:||Adrian Stoica, Didier Keymeulen, Jason Lohn|
|Publisher||:||I E E E - 1999|