Evolutionary Graph Generation System with Terminal-Color Constraint--An Application to Multiple-Valued Logic Circuit Synthesis--

Masanori NATSUI  Takafumi AOKI  Tatsuo HIGUCHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E84-A   No.11   pp.2808-2810
Publication Date: 2001/11/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on VLSI Design and CAD Algorithms)
Category: Analog Synthesis
multiple-valued logic,  arithmetic circuits,  evolutionary computation,  genetic algorithm,  

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This letter presents an efficient graph-based evolutionary optimization technique, and its application to the transistor-level design of multiple-valued arithmetic circuits. The key idea is to introduce "circuit graphs with colored terminals" for modeling heterogeneous networks of various components. The potential of the proposed approach is demonstrated through experimental synthesis of a radix-4 signed-digit (SD) full adder circuit.