Automatic Evolutionary Oscillator Design

Won GOLD at HUMIES: HUMAN COMPETITIVE AWARDS 2006

More than 18 new oscillators invented automatically, which equal or better the state of art, are SPICE validated and useful for practical design.


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VIDEO: Demonstrates a working prototype of a Differential Difference Amplifier (AD830) Based Oscillator invented by a genetic algorithm. This is the only voltage mode oscillator which combines the attractive feature of grounded capacitors, uses minimum components and can be implemented by a single discrete IC/active element. (Paper under preparation)


Associated Papers:

V. Aggarwal, S. Kilinc, U. Cam, "Minimum component SRCO and VFO using a single DVCCC", in Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 49(2) , pp. 181-185, October 2006.

Selçuk Kilinc, Varun Jain, Varun Aggarwal, Ugur Cam, "Catalogue of Variable Frequency and Single-Resistance-Controlled Oscillators Employing A Single Differential Difference Complementary Current Conveyor", Unconditional Acceptance, to appear in Frequenz: Journal of RF-Engineering and Telecommunications (Germany), July-August, 2006   PDF  Publisher Site

V. Aggarwal, “Novel Canonic Current Mode DDCC based SRCO synthesized using Genetic Algorithms”, in Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Vol: 40, 83–85, 2004PDF  Paper at Publisher's site

V. Aggarwal, “Evolving Sinusoidal Oscillators Using Genetic Algorithms”, in Proc., The 2003 NASA/DoD Conference on Evolvable Hardware, Chicago, USA, 2003, pp. 67-76. PDF  Paper at Publisher's site

Practically-usable analog design using evolutionary algorithms (Discusses the Art of writing an  evolutionary algorithm for design)


Corresponding author:

Varun Aggarwal,
varun_ag [at] mit.edu
 
http://web.mit.edu/varun_ag/www/