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Logic Circuit Design

Selected Topics and Methods

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The 2nd edition has been thoroughly revised and is intended as a wakeup call in the stagnant and dormant field of switching algebra and logic circuit design. It presents the material in a concise but thorough way. The topics selected are an in-depth presentation of switching algebra, a theory of memory circuits (sometimes called flop flops), a new approach to asynchronous circuits, and a newly added part presenting a unique programming technique (or language) for programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Be ready for the unorthodox and controversial.

Table of Contents

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Combinational Circuits and Switching Algebra

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Chapter 1. Logic Variables & Events
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Chapter 2. Switching Devices
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Chapter 3. Elementary Logic Functions
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Chapter 4. Normal Forms and Circuit Design
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Chapter 5. Veitch-Karnaugh Maps
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Chapter 6. Adjacency and Consensus
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Chapter 7. Algebraic Minimisation
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Chapter 8. Design by Composition
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Theory of Latches

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Chapter 9. Basic Theory of Latches
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To be able to develop an abstract concept of a latch, we need something from which to abstract. Section 1 introduces us to a number of devices and a circuit that intuitively have in common a property we call memorisation. Devices with this property are referred to as latches. Section 2 presents a formal concept of memorisation discussing it quite thoroughly. The unconventional definition was first proposed in Vingron [1979] in a slightly different form. This section, with its introduction of setting, resetting, and memorising subsets of input events, and the specification of a memory function in a reduced VK-map, poses the prime part of this chapter. In Section 3 we start the logical description of latches (or memory) by introducing inclusions and exclusions. Section 4 introduces and develops the basic memory-evaluation formulas for latches. A generalisation of these formulas is presented in Section 5. The application of both the basic memory-evaluation formulas and the generalised memory-evaluation formulas is an extensive topic, and therefore covered in its own right in the next chapter. Conversely, the present chapter contains no applications.
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Chapter 10. Designing Feedback Latches
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Chapter 11. Designing Latches by Composition
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Asynchronous Circuits

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Chapter 12. Specifying Asynchronous Circuits
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Chapter 13. Employing Events Trees
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Chapter 14. Flow Table Development and Usage
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OCTOPUS ‒ A Programming Language for PLCs

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Chapter 15. Historical Remarks and Programming Overview
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Chapter 16. Designing and Testing on a Computer
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Chapter 17. Sequential Function Chart and Sequential Chain
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Chapter 18. Operating a Transition Controlled Process
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Chapter 19. The SCV-Module
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Chapter 20. Actuator Control Units
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Metadata
Title
Logic Circuit Design
Author
Shimon P. Vingron
Copyright Year
2024
Electronic ISBN
978-3-031-40673-7
Print ISBN
978-3-031-40672-0
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-40673-7