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# Understanding Gray Code in Digital Systems

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### What is the purpose of the Gray code in digital systems?

To represent a sequence of numbers with only one bit changing between successive numbers

### When is the situation more prone to misinterpretation in digital systems?

When multiple input conditions are changing at the same time

All three bits

### What is the key feature of the Gray code in comparison to the binary count sequence?

<p>Only one bit ever changes between two successive numbers in the sequence</p> Signup and view all the answers

### How can binary be converted to Gray code?

<p>Start on the most significant bit and use it as the Gray MSB, then compare it with the next binary bit to determine G1</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Why has the Gray code been developed for representing a sequence of numbers?

<p>To reduce the likelihood of a digital circuit misinterpreting a changing input</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the definition of one's complement in the language of arithmetic?

<p>The inversion of all bits in a binary number</p> Signup and view all the answers

### How many bits must change states at the same time when the three-bit binary number for 3 changes to 4?

<p>2</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Why has the Gray code been developed for representing a sequence of numbers?

<p>To ensure only one bit changes between adjacent code words</p> Signup and view all the answers

### How can binary be converted to Gray code?

<p>By applying the exclusive OR operation between each pair of adjacent bits</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the purpose of the Gray code in digital systems?

<p>To prevent misinterpretation of code words due to simultaneous bit changes</p> Signup and view all the answers

### When is the situation more prone to misinterpretation in digital systems?

<p>During clock edge transitions</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the key feature of the Gray code in comparison to the binary count sequence?

<p>Adjacent code words differing by only one bit</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the result when adding 1 to a binary number using one's complement arithmetic?

<p>All bits are inverted, including the sign bit.</p> Signup and view all the answers

### How can one's complement be represented for negative numbers in binary?

<p>By flipping all bits and adding 1.</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Why is the Gray code particularly useful in rotary encoders for position sensing?

<p>It ensures that only one bit changes at a time as the encoder rotates.</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What effect does electrical noise have on traditional binary representations compared to Gray code?

<p>It causes occasional misinterpretations of code words.</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What distinguishes one's complement from two's complement in binary arithmetic?

<p>One's complement has two representations for zero, while two's complement has a unique representation for zero.</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What characteristic makes Gray code suitable for reducing errors in digital communication systems?

<p>The minimization of transitions between adjacent code words.</p> Signup and view all the answers

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