# Implementation of functions using MUX

Implementation of Boolean function using multiplexers (MUX) is very simple. If you want to implement a Boolean function of n variables, you need a multiplexers that has (n-1) select lines. The purpose of select lines in a multiplexer is to choose which input to be forwarded to output lines. For

2n input lines, you will always have n select lines and a single output line.

## Procedure

In order to implement a Boolean function using mux follow the following procedure:

Use the first (n-1) variables of functions as select lines of multiplexer

. The remaining variable of function is used as data line or data input. For example if you want to implement a 3 variable function

F(A,B,C)

then A and B will be used as select lines

C can take four possible values (C or C’ or 1 or 0). This variable will be used as data input to the MUX.

### Example

Implement the following Boolean function using MUX.

#### Solution:

First make the truth table as shown below

Select n-1 variables for select lines of MUX (ABC). This will help us to decide to use 8 to 1 line MUX.

Use the last variable (D) for representing it in terms of function as shown in the table

### How to design a 4 to 1 line MUX using 2 to 1 line MUX?

The above figure shows the design of 4 to 1 line MUX using 2 to 1 line MUX. The working of this circuit is explained as follows. When 01 is selected, w1 should be forwarded to the output line.