A Set of Karnaugh Map Manipulation Computer Routines for Use in Logic Design

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1968

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The Karnaugh map provides a convenient visual aid for the manipulation of switching functions for both the design engineer and the student of logic design. Algorithms for the minimization of switching functions by the manipulation of information displayed on a Karnaugh map are presented, along with a method of obtaining more information than was previously possible from the Karnaugh map. A dynamic, flexible, and easy to use collection of computer subroutines written in the MAD language to accomplish such manipulations as a subset of an entire logic design system of computer programs is described. A user's manual for the entire system is included, as well as descriptions of the programs used in conjunction with the map manipulation process. Several examples are included.

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