Homework 3

Distributed Thursday, October 11, 2007
Due before 10:30, Wednesday, October 17, 2007

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  1. Reduce to min number of product terms using Boolean cube method:
    F(x,y,z) = Σm (1, 2, 4, 5) ( 10 points )
    [ Boolean cube minimization is just like K-map minimization, except you find planes in the cube instead of rectangles in the K-map. The concepts are perfectly analogous. ]

    For exercises 2-5, Use K-maps to find minimum 2-level implementations and draw the corresponding circuit. If an exercise asks you to use specific gates or a specific form (sum-of-products or product-of-sums), do so. Otherwise, you can choose whichever you prefer.
  2. 2.22 (c); and implement minimized F using only NAND gates and minimized F' using only NOR gate (5+5+5=15 points)
  3. Design a combinational circuit that detects an error in the representation of a decimal digit in BCD. The output of the circuit must be equal to logic 1 when the inputs contain any one of the six unused bit combinations in the BCD code. (10 points)
  4. Design a combinational circuit that multiplies 2, 2-bit numbers (A1 A0 and B1 B0). The four outputs are the four bits of the resulting product (P3 P2 P1 P0). (20 points)
  5. Minimize the following functions using K-maps:
    1. F(w,x,y,z) = ΠM(1,4,5,7,13)ΠD(9,14,15)     Use a sum-of-products style, and use only NOR gates.
    2. F(w,x,y,z) = Σm(1,3,5,8,9,12)+Σd(6,10,14)     Use a product-of-sums style, and use only NAND gates.
    (20 points)

    For the Verilog exercises, you can use whatever method you want to implement the functions. They need not be in minimized 2-level form (but they can be).
  6. Write a Verilog module that implements a 2-1 multiplexer (see figure 4.12 in the textbook for a truth table for a 2-1 multiplexer). (10 points)
  7. Write a Verilog module that implements a full adder. Use this module to build a two bit adder, with two 2-bit inputs A and B, and a 2-bit output O. (15 points)