Digital System Design - Decoder Question.

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by essedra, Nov 19, 2009.

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  1. essedra

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    Nov 19, 2009
    This is the text and the schema of the question....I need help, really desperate....don't know what to do...Appreciate any responses...

  2. Papabravo


    Feb 24, 2006
    You would start with the truth table which is supposed to be 16 x 11. The 16 rows correspond to the 16 possible hexadecimal digits in the set:

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\ \ \ \ \left\{0,\ 1,\ 2,\ 3,\ 4,\ 5,\ 6,\ 7,\ 8,\ 9,\ A,\ B,\ C,\ D,\ E,\ F\right\}<br />

    Each of those 16 elements can be represented by 4 binary digits. Corressponding to each row will be 7 bits that represent weather the segments for that hexadecimal digit will be on or off. The first three rows of the table are given in the problem statement.

    When the table is done you can write 7 boolean expressions, one for each segment. Then you have to optimize those expressions, and you will be mostly done. So sixteen rows with 4 + 7 = 11 columns. Hint: Draw a double vertical line between the 4 input columns and the 7 output columns.
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