Chapter 33. Evolvable FPGAs

Andres Upegui, Eduardo SanchezSchool of Computer and Communication SciencesEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneReconfigurable and Embedded Digital Systems InstituteHaute Ecole d’Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud

One of the main advantages of living beings over engineered computing systems is their capacity to adapt. While computers are tied to a fixed architecture predefined at design time, the human brain exhibits an impressive structural plasticity whereby interconnections are constantly being reinforced or destroyed according to environmental interactions. This and other comparisons between computers and living beings have given rise to what we know today as bioinspired hardware design.

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