Consider the following. Let's say for simplicity sake I have an arrangement of 8 bit registers in a 4x4 matrix layout. I could easily use a Demux that has a 4 bit input select line for the addresses with an 8 bit data input and from that address line I can then easily select which of the 16 registers I want to access.
Instead of using a single Demux let's say I want to use 2 Demuxes to do the same thing except I want to designate one Demux to represent which row and another to represent which column.
I'll still be using the same 4 bit address line only I was thinking of using a wire splitter and using the 2 lower order bits of the address line for one demux and the two higher order bits of the address line for the other.
How would I be able to set up the arrangement of these Demuxes to access the appropriate row and columns of my matrix arrangement of registers?
Do I need to feed the data line into both demuxes? Would I need addition logic or muxes to combine the two lines? Or would a decoder help in this kind of situation? This is where I'm getting stuck at in my design decision.
I could use a single Demux however due to the limitations of Logisim my actual registers are 32 bits each and I have an arrangement of 8x8 registers for a total of 64 registers. I'm planning on using this as Cache for my CPU instruction register or instruction decoder.
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I want to make something similar however it won't be 4x4 as it will be 8x8 and the registers won't be 8 bits as they will be 32 bits and I was planning on using 2 Demuxes one for the row and the other for the column.