# Non-sequential counter design

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## Homework Statement

Hello, I need to create a digital counter that follows this sequence:

00, 10, 01, 11, 01, 00, 11, 10
A , C, B, D, B, A, D, C

N/A

## The Attempt at a Solution

There are four states (A = 00, B = 01, C = 10, D = 11) so I believe I need two flip-flops. There are eight transitions and then the counter should wrap. I'm having a hard time drawing the state diagram for this.

Here's what I have so far. Related Engineering and Comp Sci Homework Help News on Phys.org
berkeman
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The sequence does not repeat in what you showed, so you will need to add another FF to tell you whether it's the first time through AC... or 2nd time through AD...

LCKurtz
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## Homework Statement

Hello, I need to create a digital counter that follows this sequence:

00, 10, 01, 11, 01, 00, 11, 10
A , C, B, D, B, A, D, C

N/A

## The Attempt at a Solution

There are four states (A = 00, B = 01, C = 10, D = 11) so I believe I need two flip-flops. There are eight transitions and then the counter should wrap. I'm having a hard time drawing the state diagram for this.

Here's what I have so far. I agree with Berkeman. You need 8 states instead of 4. Otherwise, for example, when the machine is in state A, how can it know whether to proceed to C or D next? So try:$$y_2y_1y_0=000, 010, 001, 011, 101, 100, 111, 110, 000$$Then the output ##y_1y_0## gives you your sequence.