There is this question that i don't really get the solution:

Design a pulse-mode circuit having two input lines x1 and x2, and one output line z. The circuit should produce an output pulse coincide with the last input pulse in the sequence x1-x2-x2. No other input sequence should produce an output pulse. Use T-FF: T = 1, C acts as input

this is the solution that the book gives: enter image description here enter image description here

First, I don't really get the part in step 4 and 5 where do they get the table with Transition and C?

second,I don't really understand step 6 where you implement the equation, Why do we have to use negative edge triggered T flip-flop? why not positive edge triggered T flip-flop?

thank you in advance :)


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OK, I hope this helps. I think the confusion for C1,C2 comes from going directly from the state diagram to the Karnaugh map. Here is a state table showing how you go from one state to the next.

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Notice from state B(01) X1 causes the machine to go to A(00). That means [C1,C2] must be [0,1]. Only Y2 must toggle. From B(01) X2 causes the machine to go to C(10). This means [C1,C2] must be [1,1]. The both must toggle. Form this table you should be able to see how the values of C1 and C2 are determined. Now If you take the C1 columns and put them together you get the C1 Karnaugh map from the answer. Similarly put the C2 columns together to get the C2 Karnaugh map.

  • \$\begingroup\$ So the toggle happens when there is pulse in c1 or c2? \$\endgroup\$
    – shafiyyah
    Dec 11, 2016 at 7:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, the toggle happens when there is a pulse C1 or C2. C1 and C2 are the clocks to the flipflops. Since the T toggle input is always one, the flipflops will toggle every time there is a clock. \$\endgroup\$
    – owg60
    Dec 11, 2016 at 15:27

Draw a state graph(as minimal as possible state) for clocked Mealy sequential network has one input and one output. The output should be l if the total number of's received is odd and the total number of ors received an even number greater than 0.


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