chapter  17
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- Hardware Design

The rst step in an organized design is the development of a block diagram of the device (see Figure 17.1). The block diagram is basically a «ow chart of the signal movement within the device and is an aid to organizing the design. Individual blocks within the block diagram can be approached for component design, making the task more organized and less tedious. Once all blocks have been designed, their connections are all that remain.