Towards Robust Integrated Circuits: The Embryonics Approach

endowed with properties usually associated with the living world: Self-repair Self-replication. .OBJECTIVE • Design of highly robust integrated circuits.

Applications • Applications which require very high levels of reliability. • Applications designed for hostile environments. and increasing operating speeds. low power supply levels. which accompany the technological evolution to deeper submicron levels and significantly reduce the noise margins and increase the soft-error rates . and notably the drastic device shrinking. • Applications which exploit the latest technological advances.

Embryonics Architecture Comparison Embryonic(Biological) Embryonics Molecule Cell Organism Self Replication (Population) Multiplexer based element Small processor with an associated memory An application specific Multiprocessor system Self Replication (Population) .

Hierarchical levels Molecule ORG Population Cell Molecule ORG ORG Cell Molecule .

Biology to Hardware(FPGA’s) Multicellular organization Cellular division Cellular differentiation .

.Multicellular organization of a 6-cell organism ORG.

.Multicellular organization of a 6 ORG’s.

Cellular Differentiation .

Cellular Differentiation .

Self Replication and Self Repair .

Molcode and Molecule .

ch.wikipedia. .epfl.References www.embryonicsltd.robustcircuits.co.com www.uk www.com http://lslwww.

Currently the project is being worked upon at: Logic Systems Laboratory Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. Switzerland Naman Ranjan 2006EEC11 .

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