I am working on an assignment for my Architecture and Assembly course and I am tasked with making a circuit using JK Flip Flops to analyze a bistream for when 10110 occurs with overlap.
I am progressing just fine until I hit a roadblock when making the karnaugh map. The circuit is calling for 6 different states (3 JK Flip-Flops) so I am progressing in binary from 000 to 101 but my karnaugh maps are 4x4. (I have to take into account the input too)
The thing is, on the Karnaugh maps, I have an entire column that is empty. I would assume that I would place a "d" (Don't care) in each cell but I am not entirely sure of what actually goes there.