## TOOL: KARNAUGH MAP SOLVER (PRODUCT OF SUMS FORM)

#### KARNAUGH MAP SOLVER (PRODUCT OF SUMS)

Click on the squares below to switch the values among 0 , 1, and X.

F = (C + D')(B' + C)(A' + B + D')(A' + B' + D)

The calculator above gives the simplified function in product of sums form. If you are looking for the Sum of Products solution, please click here.

## INFORMATION

Karnaugh maps, also known as K-maps, are a graphical method used to simplify Boolean algebra expressions. They provide a systematic way to minimize Boolean functions and are particularly useful for simplifying expressions with up to five variables.

Karnaugh maps represent Boolean functions graphically in a tabular form. Each cell in the table corresponds to a unique combination of input variables.

The main technique used with Karnaugh maps is grouping adjacent cells with the value 1 to identify patterns that can be combined to simplify the expression.

Karnaugh maps are widely used in digital logic design, especially in the design of combinational logic circuits. They help engineers optimize circuits for speed, area, and power consumption.

Karnaugh maps provide a visual and systematic approach to simplifying Boolean expressions, making them an essential tool in digital logic design.

### WHAT IS KARNAUGH MAP SOLVER?

Karnaugh map solver,

• Indicates the groups in different colors and
• Finds the simplified expression in product of sums form.

### HOW TO USE THE KARNAUGH MAP SOLVER?

You can use the Karnaugh map solver in two ways.

• #### USER INPUTS

You can click on the squares in the Karnaugh map to toggle the values among 0, 1, and X. X is used to indicate the don't care state.

You can click on the ALL = 0 and ALL = 1 buttons to reset and set all values on the Karnaugh map, respectively.

• #### RANDOM INPUTS

You can click on the DIE ICON to generate a random Karnaugh map. You can create your own examples and practice using this property.

• #### SELECTING THE NUMBER OF VARIABLES

You can set the number of variables to 2, 3, 4 or 5.