Book chapter

ZEBULUM Ricardo S., KEYMEULEN Didier, RAMESHAM Rajeshuni, SEKANINA Lukáš, MAO James, KUMAR Nikhil and STOICA Adrian. Characterization and Synthesis of Circuits at Extreme Low Temperatures. Evolvable Hardware. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2006, pp. 161-172. ISBN 0-387-24386-0.
Publication language:english
Original title:Characterization and Synthesis of Circuits at Extreme Low Temperatures
Title (cs):Charakterizace a syntéza obvodů při extrémně nízkých teplotách
Book:Evolvable Hardware
Series:Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
Place:Berlin, DE
Publisher:Springer Verlag
evolvable hardware, FPTA, low temperatures
This chapter describes circuit evolutionary experiments at extreme low temperatures, including the test of all system components at this extreme environment. Standard circuit designers have their target behavior limited to particular ranges of temperature, which usually does not achieve the extreme temperatures encoutered in some planets of our solar system. Our approach to this problem is the use of reconfigurable devices programmed by adaptive/evolutionary algorithms. Through reconfiguration, the new characteristics of the devices at extreme environment may be fully explored and correct functionality can be recovered. This chapter demonstrates this technique for circuit characterization, evolution and recovery at liquid nitrogen temperatures (-196.6C). In addition, preliminary tests are performed to assess the survivability limitations of the evolutionary processor at low temperatures.
   author = {S. Ricardo Zebulum and Didier Keymeulen and Rajeshuni
	Ramesham and Luk{\'{a}}{\v{s}} Sekanina and James Mao and
	Nikhil Kumar and Adrian Stoica},
   title = {Characterization and Synthesis of Circuits at Extreme Low
   pages = {161--172},
   booktitle = {Evolvable Hardware},
   series = {Genetic and Evolutionary Computation},
   year = {2006},
   location = {Berlin, DE},
   publisher = {Springer Verlag},
   ISBN = {0-387-24386-0},
   language = {english},
   url = {}

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