Gray Code to Binary Converter

Updated: Sep 19, 2018

Gray Code to Binary Converter is used to convert a Gray Code number into Binary format

Input: Paste Gray Code numbers below (1 per line if multiple)



Conversion from Gray Code to Binary

A Gray Code can be converted to Binary in three steps:-

  1. Take the first bit of the gray code input and write it to the output
  2. Repeat the following steps until you reach the end of the input
  3. Take the second bit of the input and XOR it to the last bit of the output
  4. Write this result to the output. So, 0 + 0 = 0, 0 + 1 = 1, 1 + 0 = 1 and 1 + 1 = 0.

Example Gray Code to Binary Conversion

Let's say your Gray Code value is 11111011 and you want to convert it to it's Binary form.

  1. Step 1: Take the first bit of the gray code input and write it to the output. Output is 1
  2. Step 2: Repeat the steps below until you reach the end of the input
    • Take the second bit of the input and XOR it to the last bit of the output. 1 + 1 = 0
    • Write the result to the output. Output: 10
    • Take the third bit of the input and XOR it to the last bit of the output. 1 + 0 = 1
    • Write the result to the output. Output: 101
    • Take the fourth bit of the input and XOR it to the last bit of the output. 1 + 1 = 0
    • Write the result to the output. Output: 1010
    • Take the fifth bit of the input and XOR it to the last bit of the output. 1 + 0 = 1
    • Write the result to the output. Output: 10101
    • Take the sixth bit of the input and XOR it to the last bit of the output. 0 + 1 = 1
    • Write the result to the output. Output: 101011
    • Take the seventh bit of the input and XOR it to the last bit of the output. 1 + 1 = 0
    • Write the result to the output. Output: 1010110
    • Take the eighth (last) bit of the input and XOR it to the last bit of the output. 1 + 0 = 1
    • Write the result to the output. Output: 10101101
  3. Step 3: So, our binary result is: 10101101

Gray Code

Gray Code is an ordering of binary numeral system used for error correction in digital terrestrial television and some cable TV systems.

Binary

Binary is the numeric system of computers. Computers are so dumb they only understand 0s and 1s. Binary numbers have a base of 2.

Gray Code Table

DecimalHexBinaryGray Code
0000000000
1100010001
2200100011
3300110010
4401000110
5501010111
6601100101
7701110100
8810001100
9910011101
10a10101111
11b10111110
12c11001010
13d11011011
14e11101001
15f11111000
 
Created: Feb 5, 2018
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