A device that can be in one of a set number of stable conditions depending on its previous condition and on the present values of its inputs.
More example sentences
- In addition, the analog-to-digital converter includes a state machine operable to receive outputs from the comparators and generate a digital output value.
- A memory control circuit for controlling a memory bus and a memory includes buffers, counters, data transfer circuits, and a bus arbiter having a state machine.
- In order to be as flexible as possible, and not to limit the programmer to a set of predefined conditions, the packet-filtering engine is actually implemented as a state machine running a user-defined program.
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