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Universal Modular Trees: A Design Procedure

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2 Author(s)
Thompson, R.A. ; Department of Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ; Gray, F.G.

An alternative design procedure is presented for the implementation of finite-state Moore machines as universal modular trees (UMT's). A machine property is shown to provide a design goal in the tree depth. Design specification is made heuristically by labeling transitions on a shift register state diagram. Programming of feedback and output trees is accomplished with a template tree. The procedure is felt to be more prone to reaching minimal tree depth and more expository of design choices (an aid in fault reconfiguration) than previous design procedures.

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:C-27 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Jan. 1978

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