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Using a SR flip-flop to make a particular circuit

  1. Feb 18, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A Null-Lobur flip-flop (NL flip-flop) behaves as follows: If N = 0, the flip-flop does not change state. If N = 1, the next state of the flip-flop is equal to the value of L.

    a) Derive the characteristic table for the NL flip-flop.

    b) show how an SR flip-flop can be converted to a NL flip-flop by adding gate(s) and inverter(s).


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    I believe i got part a right which is:

    if N is 0 and L is 0, Q(t+1) = Q(t) -> no change
    if N is 0 and L is 1, Q(t+1) = Q(t) -> no change
    if N is 1 and L is 0, Q(t+1) = 0 -> L
    if N is 1 and L is 1, Q(t+1) = 1 -> L


    However, I really am not sure at all on how to do the second part. My professor hasn't done any examples like this and I had no luck searching through the book. Any help on how to go about doing this other then just guess and check (which would take forever)?
     
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  3. Feb 18, 2013 #2
    I think I actually figured it out but using a JK flip flop rather than only an SR flip- flop...

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    Not sure how to fix the undefined issue with 1 - 1 going into the SR without using the JK....any suggestions?
     
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