VTU Previous Year Question Papers EC 3rd Semester Logic design July 2008

VTU Previous Year Question Papers EC 3rd Semester

Logic design July 2008


Note : Answer any FIVE full questions.


1 a. Show that EX-OR operation is not distributive over AND operation.

b. State and explain the Shannon’s Reduction theorem.

c. Find the conjuctive and Disjunctive canonical forms of the expression: F(ABC) = AC + BC’

d. Realize the EX – NOR function using only minimum number of i) Nand Gates Gates.


2 a. Define  i) Subsume          ii) Prime implicant          iii) Essentia prime impiicant. Give an example for each.

b. Find the minimal conjunctive normal form for f(ABCD) = A (^)B (^) C Q D. Use K maps for specification.

c. For the given Boolean function, determine a minimal sum using variable entered maps where x, y and z are map variables.

f (ABxyz) = A x y z + A x y z + A x y z + B x y z + B x y z + x y z + x y z


3 a. Design a 4 input one output minimal gate combination network using only NAND GATES which has a 0 output when the majority of its inputs are at logic 1 and a 1 output when the majority of its inputs are logic 0. When the number of l’s and 0’s are equal consider it as a don’t care output.

b. Design a stage of one Bit comparator which when cascaded helps in comparing two Binary numbers of any bit length. Draw the logic diagram.


4 a. Design a full subtractor using 3 to 8 Decoder and Nand gates.

b. Realize the two expression given fi(x y z) =^m(l, 2, 3, 7) and f^(x y z) “5]m(0, 1, 2, 6). using PLA of the smallest size and draw the PLA table.


5 a. What are the disadvantages of Totempole output? Draw and explain the logic diagram of a circuit, which removes the above disadvantage.

b. Give a detailed comparison among LSTTL CMOS and ECL logic families highlighting the advantages of each for a given application.

6 a. Draw a switch Debouncer using a SR latch and show the waveforms of switch Bounce and Debounce.

b. Explain the advantages of an edge triggered flip flop over a pulse triggered flip-flop.

c. Derive the characteristic equation of an SR flip flop and a JK flip flop.


7 a. Design a Modulo – 6 self correcting counter whose counting sequence is \0-1-4-6-7-5-0. Use JK Flip Flops for realization.

b. Draw the two forms of 3 bit shift register counters and explain their operation.


8 a. Distinguish between Mealy and Moore model of clocked synchronous sequential network with block diagrams.

b. State table shown refers to a clocked synchronous sequential network. Make a state assignment in binary code and find the excitation and output functions using JK flip flops.

Draw the logic diagrams.

PS NS Output
  x- 0 x — 1 x = 0 x= 1
A B C 0 0
B A A 0 1
C D A 0 1
D A D 0 1

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