Logic ICs are integrated circuits (ICs) that leverage a basic logical operation to produce digital output signals from a single or multiple digital input signals. Commonly referred to as commodity ICs, logic ICs are used extensively across almost every electrical & electronic equipment, including design, manufacturing & development applications.
Types of logic ICs
Logic ICs are available in different varieties, usually depending on their functions. These include:
Buffers: Buffers act as a barrier between the source of current and the load and enable easy transmission of voltage from high to low output circuits.
Bus Transceiver: These devices provide a shared data bus with input & output signal control.
Counter ICs: These types of integrated circuits have several cascading flip-flops that are used to count clock pulses.
Hex Inverters: These are used to minimise digital signal noise by inverting the input signal.
Logic Gates: These types of logic ICs are used to control signal flow before processing it into binary data.
Logic Level Shifters and Voltage Translators: Logic ICs like these can translate one logic level signal into another.
Schmitt Trigger Inverters: These are active integrated circuits that facilitate the easy conversion of analogue input signals into error-free digital output signals.
Functions of logic ICs
Logic ICs are used extensively across electronic devices. Some of the common applications of logic ICs include: