Pub. online:1 Jan 1993Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 4, Issues 3-4 (1993), pp. 267–276
A fail-safe sequential machine is one that produces error signal when failures occure in the machine. This paper presents a new method of realization of fail-safe sequential machines under the following assumptions:
1) failure is caused by faults of logical and memory elements in the machine,
2) output of faulty elements is stuck at one or zero.
A feature of this method is that an input inversion is used for additional state assignment and this additional state is used for detection of faults of elements.