Chapter 3 - Logic Gates
Computers, calculators, and
other digital devices are sometimes looked upon by the general
public as being magical. Actually, digital electronic devices
are extremely logical in their operation.
The basic building block of any digital circuit is a logic
gate. Persons working in digital electronics understand
and use logic gates every day.
Remember that logic gates are the
building blocks for even the most complex computers. Logic
gates can be constructed by using simple switches, relays,
vacuum tubes, transistors and diodes, or ICs. Because of
their availability, wide use, and low cost, ICs will be
used to construct digital circuits. A variety of logic gates
are available in all logic families including TTL and CMOS.
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