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Digital Design Interview Questions - 6

1. What is DeMorgan's theorem?
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2. F'(A, B, C, D) = C'D + ABC' + ABCD + D. Express F in Product of Sum form.
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3. How many squares/cells will be present in the k-map of F(A, B, C)?
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4. Simplify F(A, B, C, D) = Σ ( 0, 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13)
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5. Simplify F(A, B, C) = Σ (0, 2, 4, 5, 6) into Product of Sums.
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6. The simplified expression obtained by using k-map method is unique. True or False. Explain your answer.
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7. Give the characteristic tables of RS, JK, D and T flip-flops.
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8. Give excitation tables of RS, JK, D and T flip-flops.
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9. Design a BCD counter with JK flip-flops
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10. Design a counter with the following binary sequence 0, 1, 9, 3, 2, 8, 4 and repeat. Use T flip-flops.
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Synchronous Reset

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