Truth Tables and Basic Logic Gates

Logic circuits are the building blocks of digital hardware. Students will learn the functions and applications of three simple logic gates: the AND gate, the OR gate, and the NOT gate. Students will also use truth tables to to visually represent the inputs and outputs for a given logic operation. Multisim is used to observe the behavior of the most common logic gates.
This is lab 2 of 16 in the course, Digital Electronics.


After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  1. Explore the behavior of different configurations of logic gates.
  2. Configure and build circuits and PLD designs in Multisim. 


  • Introductory Physics
  • Circuits 1


Multisim is a circuit simulation tool built for educators to teach analog, digital, and power electronics by connecting simulation to experimentation. 


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Digital Systems Development Board for NI ELVIS III

An application board for NI ELVIS III that provides students with a comprehensive education in digital electronics with hands-on experiments to interactively demonstrate concepts in the digital domain.

Required Software

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  • Multisim 14.0.1 Education or Later - Download
  • NI LabVIEW FPGA Vivado 2014.4 - Download
  • Digilent Hardware Driver (note, the installer above automatically downloads the installer below onto your computer)
    • Navigate to C:\NIFPGA\programs\Vivado2014_4\data\xicom\cable_drivers\nt64\digilent
    • Install install_digilent.exe

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