Definition: A finite state machine which produces an output for each transition.
See also Moore machine.
George H. Mealy, A method for synthesizing sequential circuits, Bell System Technical Journal, 34(5):1045-1079, 1955.
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Paul E. Black, "Mealy machine", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/mealyMachine.html