Van der Spiegel, Jan Moore School of Electrical Engineering, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Transmission gate or switch circuits
- Logic gates
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An electronic circuit that consists of elements, which may be transistors, diodes, or resistors, combined in such a manner that they perform a logic operation. Gate circuits are the most basic building blocks of a digital system. These circuits have one or more inputs and one output which is a boolean function of the inputs. The input and output signals can have only two discrete values, low (for example, 0 V) and high (for example, 3.3 V). These values are usually represented as 0 and 1, or “false” and “true,” respectively.
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