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Volume 26 (2003), Issue 2, Pages 111-114

Analog Low-Voltage Current-Mode Implementation of Digital Logic Gates

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Box 203, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

Received 3 September 2002; Revised 17 November 2002

Copyright © 2003 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this letter a new technique is introduced for implementing the basic logic functions using analog current-mode techniques. By expanding the logic functions in power series expressions, and using summers and multipliers, realization of the basic logic functions is simplified. Since no transistors are working in saturation, the problem of fan-out is alleviated. To illustrate the proposed technique, a circuit for simultaneous realization of the logic functions NOT, OR, NAND and XOR is considered. SPICE simulation results, obtained with 3 V supply, are included