Logic Gate NOT (Inverter) 74HC04 CMOS IC. It consists of six inverters which perform logical invert action. The output of an inverter is the complement of its input logic state, i.e. when input is high its output is low and vice versa.
Logic gates are the basic building blocks of digital electronics. More common ones being the OR, AND, NOR, NAND, EX-OR, and NOT gates. Typically, a gate takes input from two input terminals, performs some operation, and outputs the result at an output terminal. The NOT gate, however, lacks the second input. It consists of only one input and one output. A NOT gate is used to output the Boolean inverse of the applied input. Hence the name ‘Digital Inverter’ or ‘Inverting buffer’. The most commonly used NOT gate IC is 7404.
As NOT gate IC is an inverter, the output is represented by a “ ͞ “ (bar) symbol over the input. The Boolean expression can be written as Y = X͞. That is, if X is the input and Y is output, then output Y equals to X͞, not X. In other words, when X=0, Y =1, and vice versa.
The bubble in the symbol for a NOT gate at the output port represents the inverting operation. That means for a high logic signal input, the output of the NOT gate IC will be LOW. Similarly for LOW logic signal input, the output of NOT gate IC will be HIGH.
“If X is NOT true, then Y is true”
Ideally, the supply voltage should range between 5.25V and 4.75V. A voltage greater than 2V will be considered as HIGH (1) and voltage less than 0.8V will be considered as LOW (0).
Each 7404 NOT gate IC has 6 NOT gates arranged as shown in the following figure. 14th pin is the Vcc and the 7th pin is the Ground. The outputs directly interface to CMOS, NMOS, and TTL. It supports wide operating conditions and has a large operating voltage range.
The datasheet for NOT gate IC 7404 is available at 7404 IC datasheet.