Chapter 6 - Encoding, Decoding, and Seven-Segment Displays
We humans use the decimal
code to represent numbers. Digital electronic circuits in
computers and calculators use mostly the binary code to
represent numbers. Many other special codes are used in
digital electronics to represent numbers, letters, punctuation
marks, and control characters. This chapter covers several
common codes used in digital electronic equipment.
Electronic translators, which convert
from one code to another, are widely used in digital electronics.
In Chapter 2 we used an encoder to translate from decimal
to binary numbers and a decoder to translate back from binary
to decimal numbers. This chapter introduces you to several
very common encoders and decoders used for translating from
code to code.
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