# Logic Gates

- Performs a basic operation on electrical signals
- Accepts one or more inputs and produces a single output signal
- Easiest gates to make are
`NOT`

, `NAND`

, and `NOR`

gates

## NOT

- Accepts an input
- Output is inverted of input
- An
*inverter*
- Boolean algebra:
`A'`

- The mark comes after a value being negated
- Sometimes shown as horizontal bar over value being negated

- Logic diagram:

### NOT Truth Table

## AND

- Accepts two inputs
- Outputs
`1`

if *both* inputs are `1`

- Outputs
`0`

if *either* input is `0`

- Boolean algebra:
`A â€¢ B`

or `A * B`

or `AB`

or `A ^ B`

### AND Truth Table

## OR

- Accepts two inputs
- Outputs
`0`

if *both* inputs are `0`

- Outputs
`1`

otherwise
- Boolean algebra:

### OR Truth Table

## XOR

- Exclusive
`OR`

- Only differs from an
`OR`

if both inputs are `1`

- "When I say
*or*, I mean one or the other, not both."

- Accepts two inputs
- Outputs
`0`

if the two inputs are the same
- Outputs
`1`

otherwise
- Boolean algebra:

### XOR Truth Table

## NAND

`NOT`

+ `AND`

- It's an
`AND`

gate that gets inverted

- Accepts two inputs
- Outputs
`0`

if *both* are `1`

- Outputs
`1`

otherwise
- Boolean algebra:

### NAND Truth Table

## NOR

`NOT`

+ `OR`

- It's an
`OR`

gate that gets inverted

- Accepts two inputs
- Outputs
`1`

if *both* input is `0`

- Outputs
`0`

otherwise
- Boolean algebra:

### NOR Truth Table

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