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SEKANINA Lukáš and MIKUŠEK Petr. Analysis of Reconfigurable Logic Blocks for Evolvable Digital Architectures. In: Applications of Evolutionary Computing. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2008, pp. 144-153. ISBN 978-3-540-78760-0.
Publication language:english
Original title:Analysis of Reconfigurable Logic Blocks for Evolvable Digital Architectures
Title (cs):Analýza rekonfigurovatelných logických bloků pro číslicové vyvíjející se architektury
Proceedings:Applications of Evolutionary Computing
Conference:Fourth European Workshop on Bio-Inspired Heuristics for Design Automation
Series:LNCS 4974
Place:Berlin, DE
Publisher:Springer Verlag
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In this paper we propose three small instances of a reconfigurable circuit and analyze their properties using the brute force method and evolutionary algorithm. Although proposed circuits are very similar, significant differences were demonstrated, namely in the number of unique designs they can implement, the sensitiveness of functions to the inversions in the configuration bitstream and the average number of generations needed to find a target function. These findings are quite unintuitive. Once important (sensitive) bits of the reconfigurable circuit are identified, evolutionary algorithm can incorporate this knowledge. We believe that the proposed type of analysis can help those designers who develop new reconfigurable circuits for evolvable hardware applications.
   author = {Luk{\'{a}}{\v{s}} Sekanina and Petr Miku{\v{s}}ek},
   title = {Analysis of Reconfigurable Logic Blocks for Evolvable
	Digital Architectures},
   pages = {144--153},
   booktitle = {Applications of Evolutionary Computing},
   series = {LNCS 4974},
   year = {2008},
   location = {Berlin, DE},
   publisher = {Springer Verlag},
   ISBN = {978-3-540-78760-0},
   language = {english},
   url = {}

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