From the explosion of interest, research, and applications of evolutionary computation a new field emerges-evolutionary electronics. Focused on applying evolutionary computation concepts and techniques to the domain of electronics, many researchers now see it as holding the greatest potential for overcoming the drawbacks of conventional design techniques.
Evolutionary Electronics: Automatic Design of Electronic Circuits and Systems by Genetic Algorithms formally introduces and defines this area of research, presents its main challenges in electronic design, and explores emerging technologies. It describes the evolutionary computation paradigm and its primary algorithms, and explores topics of current interest, such as multi-objective optimization. The authors examine numerous evolutionary electronics applications, draw conclusions about those applications, and sketch the future of evolutionary computation and its applications in electronics.
In coming years, the appearance of more and more advanced technologies will increase the complexity of optimization and synthesis problems, and evolutionary electronics will almost certainly become a key to solving those problems. Evolutionary Electronics is your key to discovering and unlocking the potential of this promising new field.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTIONARY ELECTRONICS
Evolutionary Design of Electronic Circuits: A Prospect of the area
Electronic Circuit Design: A Search Task
A Brief Survey of Evolutionary Electronics
INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION
Basic Concepts of Natural Evolution
Putting these Ideas to Work: Evolutionary Computation
The Main Evolutionary Algorithms
ADVANCED TOPICS IN EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION
Variable Length Representation Systems
Speciation in Evolutionary Algorithms
Deception in Evolutionary Algorithms
EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION: A TOOL FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS OPTIMIZATION
Analog Chips Optimization
VLSI Digital Chips Optimization
EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION: A TOOL FOR ANALOG CIRCUIT SYNTHESIS
Analog Circuits Evolution
Discussion: Incorporating Sensitivity Analysis and Fault Tolerance into the Design Process
EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION: A TOOL FOR DIGITAL CIRCUIT SYNTHESIS
EVOLUTION OF CIRCUITS ON RECONFIGURABLE CHIPS
Field Programmable Gate Arrays
Field Programmable Analog Arrays
Evolvable Hardware: Evolving Circuits on Reconfigurable Chips
Discussion: Virtual Computing
Where are we going to?