Design of Combinational Logic Circuits through an Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization Approach


In this paper, we propose a population-based evolutionary multiobjective optimization approach to design combinational circuits. Our results indicate that the proposed approach can significantly reduce the computational effort required by a genetic algorithm (GA) to design circuits at a gate level while generating equivalent or even better solutions (i.e., circuits with a lower number of gates) than a human designer or even other GAs. Several examples taken from the literature are used to evaluate the performance of the proposed approach.