A binary input of 0100 would light four LEDs in a row whilst a binary input of 0101 would light five LEDs in a row. Derive the truth-table for a 4 bit input/ 16 bit output decoder which would be used to power this linear display.

Solution: Let x1, x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7, x8, x9, x10, x11, x12, x13, x14 and x15 represent the linear array of LEDs. Let A, B, C and D represent the binary input terminals. The truth-table for the linear display is shown in Figure 2.2. ...