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INTRODUCTION

The OR gate is a digital logic gate that implements logical disjunction it behaves according to the truth table to the right. A HIGH output (1)
results if one or both the inputs to the gate are HIGH (1). If neither input
is HIGH, a LOW output (0) results. In another sense, the function of OR
effectively finds the maximum between two binary digits, just as the
complementary AND function finds the minimum.
INPUT
A B

OUTPUT
A+B

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

1

An OR gate is a logic gate that has two or more inputs but only one
output. However, the output Y of an OR gates is LOW when all
inputs are LOW. The output Y of an OR gate is HIGH if any or all
the inputs are HIGH.
It is called OR gate because the output is high if any or all the
inputs are high. For the sane reason, an OR gate is sometimes called
"any or all gate". For example, consider a 2-input OR gate. The
output y will be high if either or both input are high.

(I) When both A and B are connected to ground. In terms of binary. (II) When A is connected to ground and B connected to the positive terminal of the battery. (III) When both A and B are connected to the positive terminal of the battery and B to the ground. diode D1 is on and diode D2 is off. Hence the output voltage is ideally zero (low voltage). Therefore diode D2 conducts and the output voltage is ideally +5V.then Y = 1 as shows in the table. when A = 0 and B = 0. There are only four input-output possibilities. The positive terminal of the battery (+5V) corresponds to 1 state HIGH level). then Y = 0 as shows in the truth table. . diode D2 is forward biased and diode D1 is non-conducting. When A = 0 and B = 1. both diodes are nonconducting. The input voltage are labeled as A and B corresponds to 0 state (LOW level). In terms of binary.CIRCUIT DIAGRAM OR gate Operation : Fig (a) shown one way to build a 2-inputs OR gate schematic diagram.

the output voltage is +5V. In binary terms. the output is high if any or all of the inputs are high. (IV) When both A and B are connected to the positive terminal of the battery. when A = 1 and B = 1 . The only way to get a low output is by having all inputs low. both diodes are on.then Y = 1 as shows in the truth table. In binary terms when A = 1 and B = 0 then Y = 1 as shows in the truth table. The Boolean expression for OR function is A + B = Y where "+" is OR symbol Adjoining table . A B Y 0 0 0 0 1 1 Truth Table 1 0 1 1 1 1 IT is clear from the truth table that for OR gate.Again the output voltage is +5V. Since the diodes are in parallel. The "+" sign in Boolean algebra refers to the logical OR function. Note that the symbol has curved line at the input Fig (c) Boolean Expression : The algebra used to symbolically describe logic function is called Boolean algebra. Fig (C) shows the logical symbol of OR gate.

If at least one input is HIGH. it doesn’t matter how many of the inputs are HIGH. the output will be HIGH if any one.A+B Y 0+0 0 The 0 +adjoining 1 1table shows possibilities for the inputs.The OR function can be summed up as under: 0 OR with 0 equals 0 0 OR with 1 equals 1 1 OR with 1 equals 1 Electronics Logic Gates: OR Gates Of all basic electronics logic gates. Input A Input B Output 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 . Thus. any variable 1 + 1 OR with 1 1 equals 1. In a three-input OR gate. Also. Table 2-5 shows the truth table for a two-input OR gate. An OR gate produces a HIGH output if any of the inputs is HIGH. The output from an OR gate is LOW only if all the inputs are LOW. or all three of the inputs are HIGH. 0 1 0 is OR with 0 . According to this when 1 +table. the output will be HIGH. the result equals 0. any two. in a two-input OR gate. the output will be HIGH if either input is HIGH or both inputs are HIGH. It’s important to note that in an OR gate. the OR gate is the most likely to produce a HIGH output.

No matter how many inputs the OR gate has. Logical OR Gate We have gone through the different logic gates or if you have not you can check them out in the different articles of this website. and the output on the right. Now discussing about the logic gates the obvious question which comes to our mind is that what is their operation or rather what is there field of use. OR gates with more than two inputs are easy to create. OR gate is an device which has two inputs and one output and the output is 1 if any or both of the inputs are 0 and the output will be 0 only if the inputs are 0. the output is HIGH if any of the inputs is HIGH.The standard symbol for an OR shows the inputs on the left. Before knowing about the operation let us briefly discuss about what is an OR gate. The notation of an OR gate is given as . Like AND gates.

We have already gone through the basics of the fundamental logic of OR gate. Now let us explain the operation of the OR gate logically. As we have already discussed that it has two inputs. We have already gone through the basics of the fundamental logic of OR gate. We can describe the operation of an OR gate through binary arithmetic also.OR gate As we have already discussed that it has two inputs. From this point of view the operation of OR gate is similar to binary addition. Now let us explain the operation of the OR gate logically. So if we take the two inputs of an OR gate as A and B then the output will be equivalent to A+B. When the input A and B both are 0 then we can say that both the switches S1 . in the picture A and B are the two inputs and it has only 1 output. Now to describe it through Boolean algebra we have to look through the truth table first. Now we will explain the truth table along with the diagram simultaneously. now the so called truth table will be like The truth table clearly explains the logical operation of the OR gate and the circuit diagram given below totally supports the truth table. Now to describe it through Boolean algebra we have to look through the truth table first. in the picture A and B are the two inputs and it has only 1 output.

Similarly when A is 0 and B is 1 then the output will also be 1. This is what we call OR operation. Realisation of an OR gate using diodes . Now when A is 1 and B is 0 then we can say S1 is closed and S2 is open so the signal transmits through only S1 and the output will be 1. Finally when both A and B are 1 then S1 and S2 both are closed and the output will be 1.and S2 are open and the output is also 0.