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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Universal Gate

Universal Gates:

A universal gate is a gate which can implement any Boolean function without need to use any other gate type.

The NAND and NOR gates are universal gates.

In practice, this is advantageous since NAND and NOR gates are economical and easier to fabricate and are the basic gates used in all IC digital logic families.

In fact, an AND gate is typically implemented as a NAND gate followed by an inverter not the other way around.

Likewise, an OR gate is typically implemented as a NOR gate followed by an inverter not the other way around.

NAND Gate is a Universal Gate:

To prove that any Boolean function can be implemented using only NAND gates, we will show that the AND, OR, and NOT operations can be performed using only these gates.

NOR Gate is a Universal Gate:

To prove that any Boolean function can be implemented using only NOR gates, we will show that the AND, OR, and NOT operations can be performed using only these gates.

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