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Author Yoeli, Michael ♦ Rinon, Shlomo
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1964
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract This paper is concerned with the study of static hazards in combinational switching circuits by means of a suitable ternary switching algebra. Techniques for hazard detection and elimination are developed which are analogous to the Huffman-McCluskey procedures. However, gate and series-parallel contact networks are treated by algebraic methods exclusively, whereas a topological approach is applied to non-series-parallel contact networks only. Moreover, the paper derives necessary and sufficient conditions for a ternary function to adequately describe the steady-state and static hazard behavior of a combinational network. The sufficiency of these conditions is proved constructively leading to a method for the synthesis of combinational networks containing static hazards as specified. The section on non-series-parallel contact networks also includes a brief discussion of the applicability of lattice matrix theory to hazard detection. Finally, hazard prevention in contact networks by suitable contact sequencing techniques is discussed and a ternary map method for the synthesis of such networks is explained.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1964-01-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 11
Issue Number 1
Page Count 14
Starting Page 84
Ending Page 97


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Source: ACM Digital Library