In this paper, we describe a \emph{symbolic} synthesis method which given an algebraic expression that specifies a bitstream function $f$, constructs a (minimal) Mealy machine that realises $f$. The synthesis algorithm can be seen as an analogue of Brzozowski's construction of a finite deterministic automaton from a regular expression. It is based on a coinductive characterisation of the operators of 2-adic arithmetic in terms of stream differential equations.

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Keywords Mealy machines, bitstreams, synthesis, derivatives, 2-adic arithmetic
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Journal Scientific Annals of Computer Science
Hansen, H.H, & Rutten, J.J.M.M. (2010). Symbolic synthesis of Mealy machines from arithmetic bitstream functions. Scientific Annals of Computer Science, XX, 97–130.