JEE Main & Advanced Physics Semiconducting Devices The 'OR' Gate

The 'OR' Gate

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(1) It has two inputs (A and B) and only one output (Y)

(2) Boolean expression is \[Y=A+B\] and is read as "Y equals A OR B"



(3) Realization of OR gate



(i) \[A=0,\,\,B=0\] Both diodes \[{{D}_{1}}\] and \[{{D}_{2}}\] do not conduct and hence \[Y=0\]

(ii) \[A=0,\,B=1\] \[{{D}_{1}}=\] Does not conducts, \[{{D}_{2}}=\]Conducts, hence \[Y=1\]

(iii) \[A=1,\,B=0\] \[{{D}_{1}}=\] Conducts, \[{{D}_{2}}=\]

Does not conduct, hence \[Y=1\] (iv) \[A=1,\,B=1\] Both \[{{D}_{1}}\] and \[{{D}_{2}}\] conducts, hence \[Y=1\] (4) Truth table for 'OR' gate


A B Y = A + B
0 0 0
0 1 1
1 0 1
1 1 1


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