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The Evolutionary Design and Synthesis of Non-Linear Digital VLSI Systems Robert Thomson and Tughrul Arslan
 

Summary: The Evolutionary Design and Synthesis of Non-Linear Digital VLSI Systems
Robert Thomson and Tughrul Arslan
Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering
The University of Edinburgh
Scotland
fRobert.Thomson,Tughrul.Arslang@ee.ed.ac.uk
Abstract
This paper describes a multi-objective Evolutionary Al-
gorithm (EA) system for the synthesis of efficient non-linear
VLSI circuit modules. The EA takes the specification for
a non-linear block, and converts it into a technology inde-
pendent netlist, specified in the Verilog hardware descrip-
tion language. The hardware designs are based upon high-
level components such as adders and multipliers. The cir-
cuit designs that are produced are near-optimal with respect
to silicon area and longest-path delay.
The performance of the EA is enhanced through the use
of local searches. These searches are embedded within
the genetic operators, and enable the rapid evaluation of
large numbers of designs. The use of searches increases the

  

Source: Arslan, Tughrul - School of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh

 

Collections: Engineering