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Chapter 3 - Logic Gates

Chapter Overview
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.

Practice Tests
Chapter Test

EWB (Electronics Workbench) Files
EWB textbook files for this chapter.
EWB experiments manual files for all chapters.
EWB troubleshooting files for this chapter.

Save the files above to your computer's desktop. Find the file, double-click it and unzip to a convenient location. You will need Electronics Workbench®, version 5 to use the files.

Chapter Assignments
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Internet Connection
Chapter Links
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www.fairchildsemiconductor.com
www.onelook.com

 

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