Carlos J. Jiménez

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This paper focuses on hardware implementations of fuzzy inference systems which provide low silicon cost, high operational speed and adaptability to different application domains. The architecture and basic building blocks of two fuzzy logic controllers are described and their functionality is illustrated with experimental results showing the capability of(More)
Xfuzzy is a CAD tool that eases the development of fuzzy systems from their conception to their final implementation. It is composed of a set of modules and programs that share a common specification language and cover the different stages of the design process. Modules for describing, verifying and tuning the behavior of the system are integrated within(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) being evaluated for stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) are typically staged noninvasively with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). Incorporating endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) into the staging workup of these patients(More)
The main objective of this contribution is to present a design methodology for application specific fuzzy integrated circuits. This methodology is based on an specific architecture and a user-friendly design environment which enables the specification, verification and synthesis of fuzzy systems taking into account conceptual as well as microelectronics(More)
INTRODUCTION Motorcycles have become an increasingly popular mode of transportation despite their association with a greater risk for injury compared with automobiles. Whereas the recent incidence of annual passenger vehicle fatalities in the United States of America (USA) has progressively declined, motorcycle fatalities have steadily increased in the past(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence-based guidelines recommend cholecystectomy during initial hospitalization for complicated gallstone disease. Previous studies and quality initiative data from our institution demonstrated that only 40% to 75% of patients underwent cholecystectomy on index admission. STUDY DESIGN In January 2009, we implemented a critical pathway to(More)
A general purpose, fuzzy logic-based controller is proposed. Its main features are low cost, high speed, and adaptability to different applications. The two first characteristics are obtained resorting to an active-rule driven strategy to implement simplified inference mechanism. Adaptability is insured by the capability to choose among different(More)
This paper describes a design methodology for fuzzy logic-based control systems. The methodology employs hardware/software codesign techniques according to an ‘a priori’ partition of the tasks assigned to the selected components. This feature makes it possible to tackle the control system prototyping as one of the design stages. In our case, the platform(More)
This paper explores the use of FPGA technologies to implement fuzzy logic controllers (FLCs). Two different approaches are described. The first option is based on the logic synthesis of the boolean equations describing the controller input-output relations. The second approach uses dedicated hardware to implement the fuzzy algorithm according to a specific(More)