Karnaugh Map Method
A multiplexer performs the function of selecting the input on any one of 'n' input lines and feeding this input to one output line.
Multiplexers are used as one method of reducing the number of integrated circuit packages required by a particular circuit design. This in turn reduces the cost of the system.
Assume that we have four lines, C0,
C1, C2 and C3, which are to be multiplexed on a single line, Output
(f). The four input lines are also known as the Data
Inputs. Since there are four inputs, we will need two additional inputs
to the multiplexer, known as the Select Inputs, to select which of
the C inputs is to appear at the output. Call these select lines
A and B.
The gate implementation of a 4-line to 1-line multiplexer is shown below:
The circuit symbol for the above multiplexer is:
Before continuing with this section, you should make sure you are familiar
with all the topics covered so far:
There are three methods for implementing a circuit using multiplexers. These are:
Karnaugh Map Method
Here are some new simulations of multiplexers. There is a static multiplexer where you have to operate all the switches and there is one with a clock input where the output can be seen graphically.
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Static Multiplexer exe (For Windows. LabVIEW runtime engine for Windows required)
Static Multiplexer (For UNIX. LabVIEW runtime engine for UNIX required)
vi Static Multiplexer vi (LabVIEW development environment required)
Clock Input Multiplexer exe (For Windows. LabVIEW runtime engine for Windows required)
vi Clock Input Multiplexer vi (LabVIEW development environment required)
Design multiplexer implementations for the following functions using the
The simulation should be used to check the workings.
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Composed by David Belton - April 98
Updated by Richard Bigwood 2005