Reinventing electronics with cellular automata

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    Abstract

    This paper describes an exploration into what can be done with cellular automata to reinvent and re-engineer electronics in a new kind of physics implemented as a system of cellular automaton rules. An engineering approach is used, working forward to achieve a practical goal while introducing tools. The practical goal is to start from an electron level and obtain a working resistor–capacitor (RC) phase shift oscillator. This goal is achieved, and the oscillator is demonstrated. The paper tells the story of this adventure, including the experiences of failures, retries, work-arounds, and success.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)53-73
    JournalComplex Systems
    Volume18
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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