AND-OR to NAND conversion problem

WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
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Which bubbles? There are a bunch of them in that diagram. Some from the original diagram, some that have been added by hand, some in red boxes, some in the black box, some in the yellow box.

The original drawing is correct.

Remember that when you convert an OR to and AND (or vice-versa), ALL of the inputs and outputs get inverted.
 

WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
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Black box to Yellow box. between level 4 and 3
There's got to be some unstated stuff going on in that second image involving the shaded lines, because otherwise what they are doing doesn't make sense.

In the original drawing, the OR gate at Level 3 is converted to an AND gate and when the inputs and outputs are inverted, that absorbs the red bubbles on the two outer inputs and inverts the b input to b'. The output is also inverted, which makes it a NAND gate. Since the original bubbles (in red) are absorbed, they are gone, leaving the other red bubbles at the output of the Level 4 gates.
 
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