Each cell can be in one of a given set of states (on and off, different colours etc).
Each cell has a set of cells in close proximity (neighbours).
These operate serially, requiring one clock per binary bit used in the conversion.
The method used for the conversion from base 2 to base 10 is what I call a "binary coded decimarithmetic core info: Wish Bone Compliant: No License: LGPLDescription This project implements a parameterized Reed Solomon decoder for use in OFDM wireless systems.
The circuit has been implemented with standard cells in a 0.35Micron standard CMOS process using the properties of Galois Fields and has been conceived as a "free" IP.