June 22, 2003
June 22, 2003
June 25, 2003
8.187.1 - 8.187.12
An Efficient Methodology to Design Multi-branch Sequencers Using El Naga's Transitions Technique
Nagi M. El Naga, Halima M. El Naga California State University, California State Polytechnic University, Northridge Pomona
Designing a multi-branch sequencer using the conventional method of designing sequential circuits is a very long process that might take few hours and it does not provide a mean for the designer to check the correctness of his/her design until the implementation phase. Using the conventional method, it is very hard for teachers to present this subject and very hard for the students to understand it. In this paper, an efficient procedure to design these type of sequencers based on the use of El Naga's Transitions technique is presented. This technique is based on the use of the four transitions: α, the transition from 0 to 1, β, the transition from 1 to 0, I, the transition from 1 to 1, and ϕ, the transition from 0 to 0. This procedure cuts the design time by more than 80%. This technique also provides the designer of logical sequential circuits with various testing algorithms that check the correctness of almost every step in the design procedure. If the provided testing algorithms are followed after each step of the design, the final design will almost be error free. The innovated design technique that is presented in this paper makes the process of designing, teaching and understanding multi- branch sequencers much simpler.
In this section, the four transitions used in El Naga's Transitions technique  are first presented. Then, the excitation equation of each data input of each type of flip- flop is derive n in terms of these four transitions .
During the transition from one state to another, a flip-flop can go through one of four possible transitions, which are defined as:
1. α, the transition from 0 to 1, 2. β, the transition from 1 to 0, 3. I, the transition from 1 to 1, and 4. ϕ, the transition from 0 to 0.
The transition methodology is based on the use of these four transitions. For a particular data input of a specific type of flip- flop, any of the above transitions could be either an essential transition, don’t care transition, or a zero transition. These are explained in the following:
El Naga, N., & El Naga, H. (2003, June), An Efficient Methodology To Design Multi Branch Sequencers Using El Naga's Transitions Technique Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. https://peer.asee.org/11768
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