|A||B||A AND B|
The AND gate is a basic digital logic gate that implements logical conjunction - it behaves according to the truth table to the right. A HIGH output (1) results only if all the inputs to the AND gate are HIGH (1). If none or not all inputs to the AND gate are HIGH, LOW output results. The function can be extended to any number of inputs.
There are three symbols for AND gates: the American (ANSI or 'military') symbol and the IEC ('European' or 'rectangular') symbol, as well as the deprecated DIN symbol. Additional inputs can be added as needed. For more information see Logic Gate Symbols. It can also be denoted as symbol "^" or "&".
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The AND gate with inputs A and B and output C implements the logical expression . This expression also may be denoted as C=A^B or C=A&B.
An AND gate can be designed using only N-channel (pictured) or P-channel MOSFETs, but is usually implemented with both (CMOS). The digital inputs a and b cause the output F to have the same result as the AND function.
is the analytical representation of AND gate:
|Desired gate||NAND construction||NOR construction|
AND gates are available in IC packages. The 7408 IC is a well-known QUAD 2-Input AND GATES and contains four independent gates each of which performs the logic AND function.
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- Mano, M. Morris and Charles R. Kime. Logic and Computer Design Fundamentals, Third Edition. Prentice-Hall, 2004. p. 73.