Re: Truth Table Implementation (Michael Tiomkin)
1 Sep 2003 23:57:23 -0400

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From: (Michael Tiomkin)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers,sci.logic,comp.lang.vhdl
Date: 1 Sep 2003 23:57:23 -0400
References: 03-08-081
Keywords: design
Posted-Date: 01 Sep 2003 23:57:23 EDT (shibu) wrote in message news:03-08-081...
> Hi All,
> I have several truth tables like the following
> I/P1 I/P2 I/P3 I/P4 => O/P1, I/P1 I/P2 I/P3 => O/P1 O/P2, I/P1 I/P2
> I/P3 => O/P1 O/P2 O/P3 etc.
> I need to implement this as C code. What is the best way to implement
> this. I know SOP/POS will help me to simplify the truth tables.Is
> there any alternative way to solve this. Any generic/optimized way to
> solve this?
> Is there any lookup ideas to help me, so that I can say "N" Inputs and
> "Y" outputs...
> Regards
> Shibu

    You have a set of dependences of your boolean function. In case that
there is only one function satisfying these dependences, they define
a truth table. The simplest way is to define a set of n k-dimensional
character arrays for a function from 2**k to 2**n (n boolean functions
with k arguments). In you case this might be
'unsigned char arr[4][2][2][2][2];' - n and k are equal to 4..

    First, set all the elements of the arrays to some illegal boolean value,
e.g. 'memset(arr, 3, sizeof(arr))'. Then, for every rule, set the array
values to satisfy the rule - 'arr[0][1][1][1][1] = 0;' etc. For consistency
check, test if you ever change a value from 1 to 0 or vice versa -
in this case there is NO truth table satisfying your rules. When you
finished, test if there is an undefined value in the tables, a character
equal to 3 in our case. If this happens, your rules don't completely
define a set of boolean functions.

    If you succeeded to build a lookup table, you can see the value
of the result Qi as 'arr[i][p1][p2]...'.

    Good luck!


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