A combinational logic network, or CLN
, is a type of digital system
that is purely combinational
, that is, the values of the input
to form the output
Thus, the outputs of a CLN depend solely upon the current inputs; it is said to be memoryless. When any input changes, the output changes after a small, nearly instantaneous, propagation delay.
A CLN does not depend upon a clock of any sort, unlike a synchronous sequential network (state machine).