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This paper describes a device which electronically converts a binary number into its decimal equivalent. Such a device might be of use in digital computers, many of which use the binary number system, and also in similar machines, such as pulse code modulated data collectors.

The binary-to-decimal converter described here was designed specifically for use in Sandia Corporation's High-Speed Digital Recording and Data Handling System, which actually uses the Gray code rather than the binary number system. However, conversion from Gray to binary (see Appendix B) is simple, and a binary-to-decimal converter seems much simpler than a Gray-to-decimal converter.

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Electrical Engineering

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Committee Member (Chair)

Richard Kerr Moore

Second Committee Member

Wayne Willis Grannemann

Third Committee Member

Arthur Wilson Melloh

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Fig. 3.10 - Schematic, Binary-to-Decimal Converter, 50% size

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Fig. 3.10 - Schematic, Binary-to-Decimal Converter