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Confused about information on a state transition table

I'm working with a State Transition table with a variable I can't identify. Here's the table: I'm pretty sure "a" is the present state. "b" is the next state and Sx and Sx+ are the inputs. ...
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Technologies of Recognition of physical objects [closed]

In which fields should I read to gain understanding of technologies regarding recognition of physical objects ?
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How to introduce the CONSTITUTIVE equation into structure mechanics [closed]

Suppose I have stress and strain relationship and it can be simplified to the equation $\sigma=Function(\epsilon)$. This is the CONSTITUTIVE equation of the material I want to do research. Assume ...
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Why are USB drives incapable of booting an entire OS long-term? [migrated]

Through reading several articles and forum submissions, I have come to the (perhaps incorrect) conclusion that one cannot download in entirely the Ubuntu OS onto a flash drive. The answers that I ...
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Memory and Transistors

I'm asking this question as an early computer science student who is beginning to get way more interested in really low level stuff/computer/electrical engineering. I am very unfamiliar with hardware, ...
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Relation between residual stress and von mises stress calculated by FEA in comercial software

Suppose we do nonlinear structure mechanics computation. In each time step, we can get the results and can get Von Mises Stress at each node of the mesh. Can we say this number also means its ...
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How can I vaporize metals?

What are some common ways that I can vaporize Metals into a vacuum chamber? How can I keep these Metals in a gaseous state?
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How does punched card computer circuit design work?

I am trying to understand the underlying process of computer circuits from the beginning. I am reading about punch cards. I have come across several youtube videos and articles which are useful. ...
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How can I convert (AF36) hexadecimal to 2421 BCD? [closed]

How to represent numbers 10 to 15 in 2421 bcd? The original question is this:
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What is the proper way to handle string-to-float decimal truncation in IEEE 754? [closed]

This is not a StackOverflow question because the software engineers do not have appropriate math skills to answer an IEEE 754 question and thus must be answered by an IEEE tutor. I had to implement ...
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How did scientists develop the stencils that made even more precise processors than they had previously?

The history of computers seems somewhat pervasive since there are so many steps in modern manufacturing and so many changes in trends with transistors over many years. Grasping how we got to our ...
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Computer “Ports”, port scans and daemons

If I do a port scan from the internet, do I hit a bundle of wires that are physical ports into the motherboard (like a PCE port)? Or do I actually go into the operating system and interact with the ...
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Use two passive CPU coolers on one single CPU?

I aim on building a silent, completely passively cooled PC, with no moving parts at all (I am aware that it is cheaper to go for an inaudible computer instead, using low speed fans. This is not the ...
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arduino MCU as a PC based on Internet

Know that the Arduino MCU can be used as a Web server on the Ethernet UTP , but want to use it with a LCD and Keyboard as a Internet based computer , Does any one has any suggestions?
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MSP430 - Semaphore - C language

I'm dealing a C code here which is run on MSP430 LaunchPad. What I need to do here is modifying the program, so that at the push of the button, the micro cycles through 4 different modes: LED1 ...
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Why laptop keyboard has so many bus lines?

I changed one laptop keyboard on the new one and while changing it I noticed that it has 30 line bus. But from my VLSI practice, I know that keyboard can use only 1 data line and 1 clock line (PS/2) ...
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Similarities between OBD-II and VGA

I'm working on a project to make a Heads Up Display in my car. I need a way to present my project in front of my class, for I obviously cannot bring my car into the presenting room. My professor ...
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Connect a GPU to a mobile FPGA using

Please indicate if this question would be better asked on other fora, I'm not an engineer but computer scientist, and have very little experience with FPGA's / ASICs. As far as I understand from ...
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Byte organized and Word organized memory using memory modules

I'm currently learning about how a CPU works on the hardware level and something that keeps coming up is memory organization. From what I've learned (and please, do correct me on anything that is not ...
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Computer engineers — do computers use varying amounts of power? [closed]

My friends and I are trying to hypothesize how computers use energy. Please settle the debate. Do computers, or any other electrical device of the sort, e.g. 3d printers, use different levels of power ...
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Embedded system Driver programming

I want to make a game controller. I can make a hardware using AVR, arduino or TCM123 but I do not know how to make computer to use it using serial interfacing, i.e. how to make a game controller ...
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MIPS Assembly stalls and forwarding when a register's value isn't modified in previous step

I'm going over pipelining and stalls and forwards with MIPS architecture, and there's a couple things I'm uncertain about. If two adjacent instructions, such as the first two of each set bellow, both ...
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Can you perceive similar kind of “humanizing” of technology in other fields of engineering than computer science?

So I've noticed that computer science has actually been developed so that it has become more human and less technological in the sense that development has raised the abstraction level up to a "more ...
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DLX assembly synthax

I see some example of DLX assembly instructions such as: LW Ri, 0 (Rz) but I can't find out why Rz has brackets around it.
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I Say To myself:“I Am An Engineer!”…How Do I Arrive At That Point? [closed]

"Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established." Proverbs 4:26 Over the last two years I have had a strong will to become an inventor within the field of computer-technology/...
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How do I hook these components together to get my desired functionality?

I have a big button http://store.2xlnetworks.com/thebigbutton/ and a display counter Microframe Model 265 https://www.microframecorp.com/d0265-6-digit-rugged-computer-controlled-display . I want the ...
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Deep out-of-order buffers

I was reading about the new Intel Xeon Phi processor on Intel's site https://software.intel.com/xeon-phi/x200-processor/remote-access and ones of its features is: Highly-parallel performance: ...
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Does increasing the number of pipeline stages increase the throughput of the pipeline?

I am facing problem with this question. In my book it is written that throughput increases with the increase in the number of stages. But I think this is wrong. I think throughput decreases. So can ...
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Why is it easier to run an STA on a CPLD than an FPGA?

I am aware that it is easier to run a static timing analysis on a CPLD than a FPGA, but why is this? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Latches - Question regarding states

In an assignment we had to build a Clock D-Latch and give the boolean function and the truth table for the states $Q_1$/$Q_1^*$ and the following states $Q_2$/$Q_2^*$. The latch looks like this: I'...
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Difference Latches and Flip-Flops [closed]

I am trying to understand the difference between Latches and Flip-Flops, as an example: RS-Latch and RS-Flip-Flop. In my lecture script the only difference is that latches are level triggered and Flip-...
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Is it possible to send ESC/POS commands to EPSON TM-T88IV Printer through Windows command line?

I am interested in learning more about ESC/POS commands. I have an EPSON TM-T88IV printer connected to my PC via parallel cable at port LPT1. Connected to this printer is an APG Cash Drawer. The PC is ...
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Computer engineering: Physical time clock timing [closed]

I would like to write software that can reliably get the "relative physical time", with the highest resolution, and lowest overhead as possible. By "relative physical time", I mean, for example, the ...
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What can I use to calculate distance? [closed]

Please excuse my ignorance in advance, (I'm in cs not EE), I am trying to figure out how can I get the distance from a car to a wall, what form of technology could I use IR sensors, ultrasound, etc.(...
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BTech or BSc engineering [duplicate]

My question has two parts. What is BSc engineering and Btech engineering ? Which has the highest validity in electronic and computer fields? PS : Specially in North American region.
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Explanation of network interdiction in layman terms

I am trying to understand network interdiction. I have read these papers, but it is still hard to get a clear understanding of what it exactly means: Blind Network Interdiction Strategies - A ...
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What is the significance of a processors bit capacity?

I'm learning about how processors send an address to ram through the address bus, and receive and send data from ram through the data bus. In the videos I have watched, the processor was an 8 bit ...
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What optics and display are used in Microsoft HoloLens?

How does Microsoft project an image so close to the eye yet understandable by the brain? How is the display transparent? This link has good information but is speculative. https://www.reddit.com/r/...
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How to represent floating point numbers using logic gates?

Using the formula given at the start of the question, I had to convert the numbers in part (a) to floating point notation. My answers for part (a) were: (i) 1111.2^11 + 111 (ii) 1111.2^11 + 000 (iii) ...
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How to create a logic circuit that multiplies two 4 bit numbers, using only 16 2-input AND gates and 3 4-bit adders?

"Sketch a combinational circuit which takes as input, two 4-bit binary numbers, A3A2A1A0 and B3B2B1B0, and which outputs the 8-bit product P7P6P5P4P3P2P1P0. Assume that you have available sixteen 2-...
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Using magnetic field readings for linear gesture recognition

I am thinking about using a permanent magnet as an input device for my smartphone. I have been reading some papers about it, but I really want to understand how things work. Using the integrated ...
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How do Thumb instructions compare to ARM instructions for performance?

A colleague mentioned that Thumb instructions were significantly slower than ARM instructions (this was for an AT91SAM7S32 processor). Is this true? What are the performance benefits of one ...
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How do products like the overheating Snapdragon CPU make it through quality control?

Almost all of the new Snapdragon CPU series (610, 810) have an overheating problem. This overheating problem may occur in the first few hours of using mobile phones that are equipped with the CPU, as ...
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Why is it more reliable to use the land/pit transition in a CD-ROM?

I was reading about how CD-ROMs work and I came to this: Although it might seem simplest to use a pit to record a 0 and a land to record a 1, it is more reliable to use a pit/land or land/pit ...