RTL Logic

From: Jim Battle <frustum_at_pacbell.net>
Date: Sun Jan 9 14:48:34 2005

der Mouse wrote:

>>>>Wired-OR will work fine for open-collector output TTL.
>>>Well, except you generally get wired-AND, because the open
>>>collectors are generally NPN collectors with emitters to ground, not
>>>PNP collectors with emitters to Vcc.
>>That is twice you've tried to make this point. If a signal is viewed
>>as active low, then what is going on is logically wired-or.
> Yes...but would you call (? of) a 7408 an OR gate if it happens to be
> manipulating such signals? That's the sense in which I say it's
> wired-AND: the resulting signal is what you'd get from feeding the same
> logic levels (except with pullups, or non-OC outputs) into the gate
> usually called an AND gate.

The schematic programs that I'm used to allow having different symbol
versions for situations like this, so the answer is yes: an OR gate gets
demorganized into what looks like an AND gate with bubbles on the inputs
and outputs. likewise, and AND get gets turned into an OR gate with
bubbles in inputs and outputs.
Received on Sun Jan 09 2005 - 14:48:34 GMT

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