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One of my lecturers (many years ago) did some interesting work synthesising circuits like band-pass filters using genetic algorithms:

http://www.personal.rdg.ac.uk/~stsgrimb/netsyn.htm

The algorithms came up with some very unusual circuit designs which did the job better than classical solutions, in some cases.




That looks very good as a starting point.

Im the demo page I was looking for the BOM and the parts values. Being non-standard this implies limitted applicability in practice.

Did you consider adding constraints to part values?

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You'd have to ask the chap who did it! This wasn't mentioned though. I think the code is available in the papers concerned; it would be relatively trivial to add "rounding to nearest available part" to the assessment criteria, I imagine.

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