Field-programmable logic and applications, proceedings vol:2438 pages:790-794
We often hear the world is evolving towards ambient intelligence. Is this another buzzword like artificial intelligence with which it shares the abbreviation AI? What are the properties of ambient intelligence? What will be needed from a technological point of view? Electronic devices in an ambient intelligent environment should combine power efficiency with run-time flexibility. These are conflicting requirements. Re-configurable devices could be an answer, but what should be their properties?