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Re: Part IV: Applications of PLCs & PACs
Chris.Lambrecht   3/1/2012 11:01:34 AM
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There were some questions yesterday about Genetic Algorithms and their practical applications. They can be used to solve very complex problems, but as Max described they will find a suitable solution but it might not be the absolute best.

Here is a link to an Altera website that includes a PDF describing a high level understanding for their fitting algorithms for their FPGAs. In it they describe how they use the GA Annealing for determining a best solution for routing an FPGA.

http://www.alterawiki.com/wiki/The_Quartus_II_Fitter_and_Seed_Sweeps

It might fill in some of the gaps of how a GA is used.



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