K-Maps and Prime Implicants
Posted on 2008-10-20
I"m trying to understand a few topics in the subject of Digital Logic Design, and Boolean Logic.
1) Karnaugh maps, in 2, 3 or 4 variables.
2) The Quine-McCluskey Method of simplifying a boolean expression
3) Prime Implicants
I understand WHAT a K-map is and how to express a boolean expression as one, but what to do from there in order to simplify it is beyond me.
I understand the notion of the Quine-McCluskey method of simplying a boolean expression but I don't actually know how to do it
And I don't even know what a prime implicant is, although I get the feeling it is something that I have already have experienced, just don't know it yet.
Anyone feel like explaining a bit? Or link me to some good articles I can study?