Automated generation of system-level AHDL architectures using a genetic algorithm

White, Andy, Hallam, Philip and Binns, Richard (1997) Automated generation of system-level AHDL architectures using a genetic algorithm. IEE Colloquium (Digest) (331). 5/1-5/7. ISSN 0963 3308

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This paper presents a methodology for the automated generation of optimised system-level AHDL architectures from AHDL system-level specifications using a GA. The synthesis process begins with a set of randomly generated system-level topologies and model parameters. Genetic operators, selection, crossover and mutation, are applied to evolve the population of topologies to a population of system-level architectures in which topologies and model parameters meet the required performance specifications. Both topology and model parameters evolve simultaneously. Simulations are performed in the time domain with an AHDL behavioural model library of system-level building blocks. The integration and exploitation of AHDL simulation based design allows for an efficient and flexible system-level synthesis methodology with less dependency on a knowledge-based approach and complex design equations. The methodology has been successfully demonstrated for the design of a DSB-SC-AM demodulation chain, for which an optimised system-level AHDL architecture has been produced fulfilling the required input AHDL system-level specification.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2015 16:04
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 18:32

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