On the Practical Limits of the Evolutionary Digital Filter Design at the Gate Level
Simple digital FIR filters have recently been evolved directly in the reconfigurable gate array, ignoring thus a classical method based on multiply–and–accumulate structures. This work indicates that the method is very problematic. In this paper, the gate-level approach is extended to IIR filters, a new approach is proposed to the fitness calculation based on the impulse response evaluation and a comparison is performed between the evolutionary FIR filter design utilizing a full set and a reduced set of gates. The objective of these experiments is to show that the evolutionary design of digital filters at the gate level does not produce filters that are useful in practice when linearity of filters is not guaranteed by the evolutionary design method.
KeywordsImpulse Response Cellular Automaton Digital Filter Evolutionary Design Training Signal
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