Mealy machine


Definition: A finite state machine which produces an output for each transition.

See also Moore machine.

Author: PEB

More information

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], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: