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Evolutionary design and FPGA implementation of digital filters
Author(s): Antonia Azzini; Matteo Bettoni; Valentino Liberali; Roberto Rossi; Andrea Tettamanzi
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the use of evolutionary algorithms to design digital circuits. It is shown that evolutionary design can be fully compliant with the existing design methodologies. Moreover, the evolutionary design is capable to perform a better exploration of the design space, and therefore it can find solutions having different features with respect to conventional design. In some cases, evolved circuits can have better performances, or they can be optimized with respect to different parameters. An example on design of a multi-rate digital filter with reduced power consumption is presented and discussed. FPGA implementation demonstrates that evolutionary design can lead to both area and power saving with respect to conventional design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 April 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5117, VLSI Circuits and Systems, (21 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.499103
Show Author Affiliations
Antonia Azzini, Univ. degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
Matteo Bettoni, Univ. degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
Valentino Liberali, Univ. degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
Roberto Rossi, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
Andrea Tettamanzi, Univ. degli Studi di Milano (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5117:
VLSI Circuits and Systems
Jose Fco. Lopez; Juan A. Montiel-Nelson; Dimitris Pavlidis, Editor(s)

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