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Circuit minimization using Karnaugh Maps

For the attached circuit, determine the equation it implements. Then minimize the equation using a Karnaugh map, and draw a new circuit that implements the minimized equation?


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Let us look at how we can go about determining the equation, the attached circuit represents. I am using lowercase letter to represent the barred letter i.e. x represents X with bar on top.

- Input to first AND gate is X, y and Z.
- Input to second AND gate is x, y and Z.
- Input to third AND gate is X, Y and Z.
- Output of 3 AND gates ...

Solution Summary

Solution explains the computation of sum-of-products equation for the given circuit, and it's minimization using Karnaugh Map. Simple Karnaugh map and circuit diagram are drawn in text mode.