CIRCA: Towards a Modular and Extensible Framework for Approximate Circuit Generation

L. Witschen, T. Wiersema, H. Ghasemzadeh Mohammadi, M. Awais, M. Platzner, Third Workshop on Approximate Computing (AxC 2018) (2018).

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Existing approaches and tools for the generation of approximate circuits often lack generality and are restricted to certain circuit types, approximation techniques, and quality assurance methods. Moreover, only few tools are publicly available. This hinders the development and evaluation of new techniques for approximating circuits and their comparison to previous approaches. In this paper, we first analyze and classify related approaches and then present CIRCA, our flexible framework for search-based approximate circuit generation. CIRCA is developed with a focus on modularity and extensibility. We present the architecture of CIRCA with its clear separation into stages and functional blocks, report on the current prototype, and show initial experiments.
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Witschen L, Wiersema T, Ghasemzadeh Mohammadi H, Awais M, Platzner M. CIRCA: Towards a Modular and Extensible Framework for Approximate Circuit Generation. Third Workshop on Approximate Computing (AxC 2018). 2018.
Witschen, L., Wiersema, T., Ghasemzadeh Mohammadi, H., Awais, M., & Platzner, M. (2018). CIRCA: Towards a Modular and Extensible Framework for Approximate Circuit Generation. Third Workshop on Approximate Computing (AxC 2018).
@article{Witschen_Wiersema_Ghasemzadeh Mohammadi_Awais_Platzner_2018, title={CIRCA: Towards a Modular and Extensible Framework for Approximate Circuit Generation}, journal={Third Workshop on Approximate Computing (AxC 2018)}, author={Witschen, Linus and Wiersema, Tobias and Ghasemzadeh Mohammadi, Hassan and Awais, Muhammad and Platzner, Marco}, year={2018} }
Witschen, Linus, Tobias Wiersema, Hassan Ghasemzadeh Mohammadi, Muhammad Awais, and Marco Platzner. “CIRCA: Towards a Modular and Extensible Framework for Approximate Circuit Generation.” Third Workshop on Approximate Computing (AxC 2018), 2018.
L. Witschen, T. Wiersema, H. Ghasemzadeh Mohammadi, M. Awais, and M. Platzner, “CIRCA: Towards a Modular and Extensible Framework for Approximate Circuit Generation,” Third Workshop on Approximate Computing (AxC 2018). 2018.
Witschen, Linus, et al. “CIRCA: Towards a Modular and Extensible Framework for Approximate Circuit Generation.” Third Workshop on Approximate Computing (AxC 2018), 2018.
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