# Logic Gates

Digital circuits use Boolean logic to perform operations. Everything is in either one of two states: *1* (true) or *0* (false). Depending on your hardware, *1* usually corresponds to a high voltage and *0* corresponds to a low voltage.

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## AND Gate

Pins 1 and 2 are inputs, and pin 3 is the output.

The AND gate will will output *1* if both inputs are also *1*.

Inputs | Output | |
---|---|---|

0 | 0 | 0 |

0 | 1 | 0 |

1 | 0 | 0 |

1 | 1 | 1 |

## OR Gate

The OR gate will output *1* if any one or both of its inputs are *1*.

Inputs | Output | |
---|---|---|

0 | 0 | 0 |

0 | 1 | 1 |

1 | 0 | 1 |

1 | 1 | 1 |

## Inverter (NOT) Gate

This is a **NOT gate**, but in digital circuits it is usually called an **inverter**.

The OR gate will output *1* if its single input is *0*.

Input | Output |
---|---|

0 | 1 |

1 | 0 |

## NAND Gate

The NAND gate is simply an AND gate with an inverter at the output. Notice the "bubble" at the output node of the symbol; this bubble indicates an inverted output.

Inputs | Output | |
---|---|---|

0 | 0 | 1 |

0 | 1 | 1 |

1 | 0 | 1 |

1 | 1 | 0 |

## NOR Gate

Similarly, the NOR gate is just an inverted OR gate. t will output *1* if neither of its inputs are *1*.

Inputs | Output | |
---|---|---|

0 | 0 | 1 |

0 | 1 | 0 |

1 | 0 | 0 |

1 | 1 | 0 |

## XOR

The XOR (Exclusive OR) gate will output *1* if either of its inputs are *1*, but *not* if both of its inputs are *1*.

Inputs | Output | |
---|---|---|

0 | 0 | 0 |

0 | 1 | 1 |

1 | 0 | 1 |

1 | 1 | 0 |

## XNOR

The XNOR gate is an inverted NOT gate; it will output *1* if neither of its inputs are *1*, or if
*both* of its inputs are *1*.

Inputs | Output | |
---|---|---|

0 | 0 | 1 |

0 | 1 | 0 |

1 | 0 | 0 |

1 | 1 | 1 |