Digital electronics use a finite number of states, unlike analog electronics that treat continuous signals. Digital logic is used to perform arithmetic operations with electric signals, and constitutes the base for building CPUs.

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How to solve the circuit based on flipflops [on hold]

please explain how is the combinational circuit working and what is the correct answer
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Designing an ABBA circuit (3 input, 2 output) inputs: (GND, +V, Logic)

I'm working on a relatively simple Arduino project and want to reach an elegant solution for a circuit. I'm not sure if there is an existing IC for what I want to do, but here is a diagram for what ...
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Why is the + sign commonly used as logic OR operator?

A few days ago I was asked, why it is pretty common to use the + instead of the v symbol as the boolean OR operator in digital ...
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Building “AND” and “OR” gates from tri-state drivers & inverters [Answered]

I'm working on a digital circuits assignment which asks me to prove that if you have tri-state buffers and inverters, you can build any combinational logic circuit. My attempt at doing so would be ...
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Simulation to find worst-case delay path

Assume there is a combinational logic function implemented by a CMOS logic inside (1 Pull Up network and 1 Pull Down network). From the intuition of RC Tree elmore delay analysis, we know that input ...
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Replace potentiometer with digital version (Speakers)

I am trying to get my PC speakers to be controlled by my arduino. I've taken apart the control and it seems very straight forward, just need a few questions about subbing the manual pots for digital ...
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Switching between battery and USB using diode OR logic

I have a Raspberry Pi that is powered by a USB cable from a Samsung charger. Now since my college has frequent power cuts, I designed a basic switch to automatically switch between a portable mobile ...
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Logical Effort and Output Capacitance [on hold]

Suppose the stage effort of the circuit is x. To find the output capacitance of the circuit, given the input capacitance, the logical effort equation is f* = branching effort * electrical ...
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Implementing a boolean function using decoder and or gates

I am trying to implement the negation of a set of minterms. As a result my function looks something like: \$(A+\bar{B}+C)(\bar{A}+\bar{B}+C)(\bar{A}+\bar{B}+\bar{C})\$ I know how to implement it if ...
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Design a sequence detector that detects when the sequence “10”

Design a sequence detector that detects when the sequence “10” occurs in a stream of input (single bit input). Upon detecting “10”, the detector will produce an output of “0”, else output will be “1”. ...
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Circuit using logic gates

I'm working on an assignment where there are 3 inputs, 3 LEDs, 4 AND gates, a bread board and 6 NOT gates. I have to design a circuit using the given tools (it's not compulsory to use all the items) ...
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What does “number represented by the 5-tuple” mean?

As in from homework problem: Plot this function in K-map: \$F(A,B,C,D,E)\$ is 1 if the number represented by the 5-tuple (A,B,C,D,E) is even or divisible by 3. Does this mean I should ...
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Online arithmetic with radix 2 addition

I am having trouble working with OLA(online arithmetic addition) radix 2 SD(signed digit) addition MSDF(most significant digit first). If I have an 8 bits range unsigned number and a redundant and ...
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What exactly does a 10-transistor XOR gate look like?

I need a schematic for a 10-transistor xor gate, I have searched everywhere and I see 8, 12, 6, but I can't see 10. What does it look like in a transistor like picture?
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Is there any way to interface 4x4 matrix keypad using 2 IO lines

I have two IO lines and wants to interface 4x4 matrix keypad. Using MUX ICs I need 4 IO lines. Is there any method to achieve it using 2 IOs?
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Creating a logic function of a burglar alarm system for a bank

This is the problem from homework that I am stuck on: A burglar alarm system for a bank is to be operative only if a master switch at the police station has been turned on. Subject to this ...
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Homebrew Computers - TTL/FPA computer that can run a POSIX OS? [closed]

The internet is filled with inspiring examples of homebrew computers, including ones made from relays and TTL gates. In the first year of Make Magazine - they describe a person who builds a simple ...
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Digital selector switch SP4T

I'm building a multimode analogue filter for a synth project I am working on. I've been following some schematics I found in the wild. The project is working nicely on the breadboard so far but I ...
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2 Transistor 2:1 MUX with negative waveform

My PTL(Pass transistor logic) 2:1 mux show -ve waveform at at some inputs combination ckt and waveform show below: simulations perform at 180nm tech, 250mhz,1.8v power supply. How to cope this ...
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Logism: Add/Subtract 4-bit Oscillation Apparent Problem

I currently have a problem within my circuit design of 4-bit adder that has a function of subtraction in Logisim. My 4-bit adder has an output of 5-bit with maximum of decimal 30 (Because 1111 (15) + ...
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How can I trigger other circuits based on specific values of a 12 bit ripple counter?

I've built quite a few circuits but I've never really designed anything from a "schematics first" approach. Mostly just tinkered with designed and code until I got it right. Now, I want to build a ...
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Is it possible to construct a NOT gate if given only OR gates and XOR gates?

I was given this problem and I don't think it is possible since if both inputs are zero on a OR gate or a XOR gate, all outputs will be zero. Or am I wrong here?
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How can i send bits using a wien bridge oscilator?

so i have a string of bits that my shift register will be outputting one after another, i wanna use a wien bridge to send them into air. if a bit is a "1", i want the wien bridge to send a wave, and ...
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Clock Ringing/Noise

I'm trying to make a simple 32.768kHz clock circuit. On the datasheet for a crystal that I found, it included the following circuit: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using ...
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How do I hold a signal high from one high pulse?

Assuming I send a signal wirelessly to a receiver connected to a fan. if the receiver detects that a pulse is there, it switches on the fan. the fan should stay on until it detects another high pulse, ...
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Boolean Matrix and circuits

What are Boolean matrices? How can one represent Digital Circuits using them?Please see if the following link helps? http://comjnl.oxfordjournals.org/content/15/3/247.full.pdf
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Boolean Matrices and Transpose

How can one find the Transpose of a Boolean Matrix? Also how does one interpret the logical circuit represented by it.
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Floating a digital output pin of an IC

I'm using a FXLS8471Q accelerometer for a project using the SPI interface. The chip uses the same pins for SPI and I2C. To detect which interface the user desires, the chip samples the SA0 pin on ...
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Why do 74 series IC's have two ENABLE pins

I am using 74LS154 4 to 16 decoder Link to *.pdf here. It has two ACTIVE LOW 'ENABLE' pins at the input. What is the use of two ENABLE input pins is the question. Most of the 74 series IC's used in ...
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Are 3-8 input NAND gates common?

If I have, for example, 4-8 (or more) inputs that I need to AND together (or even NAND or OR) should I look for larger input devices like the 7430 NAND or is common practice to daisy chain multiple ...
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Pull up resistor

I'm software, not hardware, and would ask our electronics guy, but he's away on a site visit. Someone on StackOverflow suggested I repost this here. I get the basic idea of a pull up resistor as ...
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Interfacing incompletely documented logic signal where resistor affects output voltage level

So I've got this marginally documented 12V logic signal from something I have to regard as a black box that I'd like to interface to a pi or arduino (i.e. c 3V). I have 3 lines - 0V, +12V and signal ...
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Determining results for the carry out and sum operations on 8-bit operands

The problems I'm trying to solve are these: Determine the values for the carry C8 C7 C6 C5 C4 C3 C2 C1, given ...
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Convert 910 to an 8 bit, two’s complement number

Convert 910 to an 8 bit, two’s complement number. 0000 1001 1111 0111 0100 1000 0001 0010 I convert 910 to binary (910)_10 = (0000001110001110)_2 but when I reverse 10001110 to 01110001 in ...
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Simplify a logic expression - Where have I gone wrong?

I am trying to simplify a logic expression but I think I simplified it too much. The expression is as follows: $$\overline{\overline{(A \cdot B)} \cdot C \cdot (\overline{A}+\overline{(B+C)})}$$ ...
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2 Transistor XOR Cell Floating Output Problem

I designed the following 2T XOR cell for my full adder purpose: Theoretically it gives correct output for all input combinations. But on Tanner Eda using 180nm technology 5V supply, it gives logic ...
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6 Transistor Full Adder

I am working on a 6 Transistor Full Adder whose circuit diagram is The circuit works fine but there is a problem: it needs a 25k resistor at XNOR and SUM point to show the complete Full Adder ...
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Simplify a logic expression

I need to simplify the following logic expression: $$\begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|c|} \hline A & B & C & X & SOP \\ \hline 0 & 0 & 0 & 0 & \\ \hline 0 & 0 & 1 & ...
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Making 2-input AND gate, 2-input OR gate and NOT gate using only the “SAND” gate

Suppose there is a special gate called a SAND gate (Single-inversion AND) that looks like this: How can I make 2-input AND gate, 2-input OR gate and NOT gate using only the SAND gate? The truth ...
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Simple NOR gate (transistor-level) diagram

My question here is simple: I cannot understand how the input flows throughout the circuit. I understand the P and N type transistors; I could see why if A and B are both 0, and pass through the ...
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Lower Voltage LED organ

I am interested in adapting this Jameco kit schematic to my own needs. I have run into an issue though. I am not sure how to lower the voltage requirements. This circuit is built for 12V, I would like ...
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Practicality of Logic Gates for a newcomer

For my project, I was thinking of making a password lock using logic circuits. I have a basic understanding of logic gates and have a few designs. However, I have very little experience in how to ...
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Double Li-ion charging circuit logic

I'm currently trying to adapt a single li-ion battery charger based on the TP4056 to work with charging more than one battery. The idea is to use a logic circuit that is controlled by the IC's "FULL" ...
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Signal-driven 3 output logic gate decoder or switch?

I need to build a simple logic gate circuit such that when a single input signal or switch goes low it alternately activates one of three outputs as high. That is, every time it goes low the currently ...
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Difference between LVPECL and PECL

I want to use a counter MC100EP016A which requires PECL clock input. What is the difference between LVPECL and PECL? If a clock source provides LVPECL clock how can I use it with the MC100EP016A ...
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Logic design to circuit — how is it generally done?

So I've designed this CPU with purely logical components (basic logic gates), now how would I go about converting it into a circuit? I know that logical gates can be implemented using transistors, but ...
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Why increase in resistance of register used in circuit show lesser average power dissipation

I am working on 6 transistor full adder circuit. Red marked resistors (25k) are used to show all pattern of full adder correctly. But it show wired behavior. When I increase resistance from 25k to ...
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Equivalent of IC4026

I have tried to make a reaction timer using IC 4026. But due to unavailability of IC 4026 I want to replace it. Can I use 4017 instead of 4026?
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Beep patterns generator

I would like to generate the following beep patterns using a piezo buzzer: Single long beep Two short beeps Single short beep Is there any specific chip I can ...
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How ALU Perform decrement operation using LOGIC Zero

I google many ALU Block diagram for decrement operation.all same as shown below. This 1 bit alu perform 8 operation depending upon select line status Theoretically all operation seems works ...