Quad 2-input NAND Gates with Schmitt Trigger Inputs



To study and verify the truth table of Quad 2-input NAND Gates with Schmitt Trigger Inputs

Learning Objectives

  1. To understand the behavior and demonstrate the operation of Quad 2-input NAND Gates with Schmitt Trigger Inputs
  2. To apply knowledge of the fundamental gates to create truth tables.
  3. To develop digital circuit building and troubleshooting skills.
  4. To understand key elements of TTL logic specification or datasheets.

IC Used

For Quad 2-input NAND Gates with Schmitt Trigger Inputs:
IC NumberIC Name
74LS132Quad 2-input NAND Gates with Schmitt Trigger Inputs

Circuit Tutorials:


  1. Place the IC on IC Trainer Kit.
  2. Connect VCC and ground to respective pins of IC Trainer Kit.
  3. Implement the circuit as shown in the circuit diagram.
  4. Connect the inputs to the input switches provided in the IC Trainer Kit.
  5. Connect the outputs to the switches of O/P LEDs
  6. Apply various combinations of inputs according to the truth table and observe the condition of LEDs.
  7. Note down the corresponding output readings for various combinations of inputs.
  8. Power Off Trainer Kit, disconnect all the wire connections and remove IC's from IC-Base.


They are capable of interpreting input voltage according to two threshold voltage which is for low to high and the other one is for high to low output transition. The difference between Schmitt gates and conventional gates is that the former have the hysteresis nature which is identical to the B-H loop for a ferromagnetic material.

NAND gate is a digital circuit that has two or more inputs and produces an output, which is the inversion of logical AND of all those inputs. Logic NAND Gates are available using digital circuits to produce the desired logical function and is given a symbol whose shape is that of a standard AND gate with a circle, sometimes called an "inversion bubble" at its output to represent the NOT gate symbol with the logical operation of the NAND gate.

As with the AND function seen previously, the NAND function can also have any number of individual inputs and commercial available NAND Gate IC's are available in standard 2, 3, or 4 input types. If additional inputs are required, then the standard NAND gates can be cascaded together to provide more inputs.

Boolean Expression Y = (A.B)'

"If either A or B are NOT true, then Y is true"

NAND gate operation is same as that of AND gate followed by an inverter. That's why the NAND gate symbol is represented like that.

Block Diagram


  1. Make the connections according to the IC pin diagram.
  2. The connections should be tight on trainer kit.
  3. The Vcc and ground should be applied carefully at the specified pin only.


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