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Design a mealy machine for 2’s complement
  • Last Updated : 04 May, 2020

Mealy machine is a finite-state machine, its current state and the current inputs determines the output of this machine.

2’s complement :
It is the mathematical operation on binary numbers. It is used for computation as a method of signed number representation. Its complement with respect to 2N defines the two’s complement an N-bit number.

Logic:-
First calculate 1’s compliment of binary number, convert 1 to 0 and 0 to 1 and then add 1 to it. For example, if binary number is 1011 then its 1’s compliment is 0100 and its 2’s compliment is 0101

Design mealy machine :

  1. Take initial state A.
  2. If there are n number of zeros at initial state, it will remain at initial state.
  3. Whenever first input 1 is found then it gives output 1 and go to state B.
  4. In state B, if input is zero, output will be 1.And if input is 1 then output will be 0.
  5. And then set state B as final state.

The approach goes as follows:



  1. Start from right to left.
  2. Ignore all 0’s.
  3. When 1 comes ignore it and then take 1’s complement of every digit.


Figure – Mealy machine of 2’s compliment

Example-1:

  1. Lets take 001 and we know that its 2’s complement is (110+1 = 111).
  2. So scan from right to left.
  3. On state A ‘1’ came first to go to stage B and in output write 1.
  4. On state B replace ‘0’ with ‘1’ and vice-versa.
  5. So finally we got 111 as output.
  6. Be aware that the output is also printed in right to left order.

Example-2:

  1. Lets take 01 and we know that its 2’s complement is (10+1 = 11).
  2. So scan from right to left.
  3. On state A ‘1’ came first to go to stage B and in output write 1.
  4. On state B replace ‘0’ with ‘1’ and vice-versa.
  5. So finally we got 11 as output.
  6. Be aware that the output is also printed in right to left order.

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