Evolvable Hardware

  title={Evolvable Hardware},
  author={Luk{\'a}s Sekanina},
  booktitle={Handbook of Natural Computing},
  • L. Sekanina
  • Published in Handbook of Natural Computing 2012
  • Computer Science
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Evolutionary design of approximate multipliers under different error metrics
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  • Computer Science
    17th International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits & Systems
  • 2014
The proposed method begins with a fully functional circuit which is then intentionally degraded by Cartesian genetic programming to obtain a circuit with a predefined error to design approximate circuits using evolutionary design techniques.
Evolvable Hardware