**Logic Gates-**

Logic Gates may be defined as-

Logic gates are the digital circuits capable of performing a particular logic function
by operating on a number of binary inputs.
Logic gates are the basic building blocks of any digital circuit. |

**Types Of Logic Gates-**

Logic gates can be broadly classified as-

In this article, we will discuss about Basic Logic Gates.

**Basic Logic Gates-**

Basic Logic Gates are the fundamental logic gates using which universal logic gates and other logic gates are constructed.

They have the following properties-

- Basic logic gates are associative in nature.
- Basic logic gates are commutative in nature.

There are following three basic logic gates-

- AND Gate
- OR Gate
- NOT Gate

**1. AND Gate-**

- The output of AND gate is high (‘1’) if all of its inputs are high (‘1’).
- The output of AND gate is low (‘0’) if any one of its inputs is low (‘0’).

**Logic Symbol-**

The logic symbol for AND Gate is as shown below-

**Truth Table-**

The truth table for AND Gate is as shown below-

A |
B |
Y = A.B |

0 | 0 | 0 |

0 | 1 | 0 |

1 | 0 | 0 |

1 | 1 | 1 |

**Truth Table**

**Timing Diagram-**

The timing diagram for AND Gate is as shown below-

**2. OR Gate-**

- The output of OR gate is high (‘1’) if any one of its inputs is high (‘1’).
- The output of OR gate is low (‘0’) if all of its inputs are low (‘0’).

**Logic Symbol-**

The logic symbol for OR Gate is as shown below-

**Truth Table-**

The truth table for OR Gate is as shown below-

A |
B |
Y = A + B |

0 | 0 | 0 |

0 | 1 | 1 |

1 | 0 | 1 |

1 | 1 | 1 |

**Truth Table**

**Timing Diagram-**

The timing diagram for OR Gate is as shown below-

**Also Read-** **Alternative Logic Gates**

**3. NOT Gate-**

- The output of NOT gate is high (‘1’) if its input is low (‘0’).
- The output of NOT gate is low (‘0’) if its input is high (‘1’).

From here-

- It is clear that NOT gate simply inverts the given input.
- Since NOT gate simply inverts the given input, therefore it is also known as
**Inverter Gate**.

**Logic Symbol-**

The logic symbol for NOT Gate is as shown below-

**Truth Table-**

The truth table for NOT Gate is as shown below-

A |
Y = A’ |

0 | 1 |

1 | 0 |

**Truth Table**

**Timing Diagram-**

The timing diagram for NOT Gate is as shown below-

To gain better understanding about Logic Gates,

**Next Article-** **Universal Logic Gates**

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