Promises and challenges of evolvable hardware

Xin YAO, Tetsuya HIGUCHI

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Evolvable hardware (EttW) has attracted increasing attentions since early 1990's with the advent of easily reconfigurable hardware such as field programmable logic array (FPGA). It promises to provide an entirely new approach to complex electronic circuit design and new adaptive hardware. EHW has been demonstrated to be able to perform a wide range of tasks from pattern recognition to adaptive control. However, there are still many fundamental issues in EHW remain open. This paper reviews the current status of EHW, discusses the promises and possible advantages of EHW, and indicates the challenges we must meet in order to develop practical and large-scale EHW. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware First International Conference, ICES '96, Tsukuba, Japan, October 7 - 8, 1996, Proceedings
EditorsTetsuya HIGUCHI, Masaya LWATA, Weixin LIU
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783540692041
ISBN (Print)9783540631736
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


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