- Logic Gates
- Logic Gates are the basic circuit types and form the basis of creating integrated circuits (IC's).
These gates take in voltage on two inputs and 'gate out' specific output based on the input. These gates are the most basic hardware mechanism used to create complex computer logic. By connecting these different gates together in logical designs, and connecting their inputs and outputs, you get very powerful capabilities.
The following graphic symbols are used to represent the various logical functions. Inputs are on the left, the output is on the right.