New genetic operators to facilitate understanding of evolved transistor circuits

  • Trefzer M
  • Langeheine J
  • Schemmel J
 et al. 
  • 7


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 6


    Citations of this article.


In this paper new genetic operators are introduced that inherently avoid floating terminals and broken routes while evolving transistor circuits on a CMOS field programmable transistor array (FPTA). They are designed to facilitate understanding and improve transferability of the resulting circuits. Comparators and logic gates (AND, OR, XOR) have been evolved with the proposed algorithm and the results are compared to corresponding experiments that use a straightforward implementation of the genetic operators. Furthermore, netlists are extracted from the evolved circuits and simulated with a SPICE simulator. The simulation results are compared with measurements performed on the chip.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • Martin Trefzer

  • Jörg Langeheine

  • Johannes Schemmel

  • Karlheinz Meier

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free