# An algorithm to implement a boolean function using only nand's or

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An algorithm to implement a boolean function as a gate network using only NAND's or only NOR's is presented. Any boolean function can be implemented straightforwardly using AND's, OR's, and NOT gates. Using DeMorgan's Law in different forms gates in the network can be successively converted to use only NAND's or only NOR's.

NAND's and NOR's are the most common basic logic circuit element in use because they are simpler to build than AND and OR gates, and because each is logically complete    . Many logical functions are expressed using AND's, OR's, and Inverters (NOT), however, because an implementing circuit can be constructed straightforwardly from the truth table expression of a logical function and because Karnaugh Map's can be used to minimize AND, OR, INVERTER networks.

This document is adapted, with permission, from algorithms and examples given in Dr. Jump's Elec326 course notes.

Below a simple algorithm is given for converting a network with AND gates, OR gates and INVERTERS to one with NAND gates or NOR gates exclusively. First the boolean function is represented using AND's, OR's, and NOT gates. Then, using DeMorgan's Law in various forms, the AND, OR, INVERTER network is converted step-by-step to use only NAND gates or only NOR gates.

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## Conversion algorithm

1. Draw AND, OR, INVERTER implementation. First draw out an implementation of the boolean function using AND gates, OR gates and INVERTERS. Any implementation that uses only those three gate types will work. One way to implement a boolean function using AND's, OR's and INVERTERS is to build the Disjunctive Normal Form of the boolean function from the truth table that describes the function. Disjunctive Normal Form, is also called Sum of Products form. Propositional Logic: Normal Forms gives a succinct treatment of normal forms and of how to go from a truth table to Disjunctive Normal Form.
2. Apply DeMorgan's Law. Apply DeMorgan's Law to the circuit by using the equivalences in the first two rows of the Figure above. To create a NAND only circuit, use the transforms in the left box, and for a NOR only circuit use the transforms in the right-hand box.
3. Remove redundant inverters: Any time that two inverters are in series (an inverted output goes directly in to an inverted input), remove both of them, since they cancel each other out.
4. Replace remaining inverters. Replace any remaining inverters with the equivalent NAND or NOR implementation (the third row of the Figure).

Note that in step c. the final elimination of inverters isn't quite done since B and D are inverted into one of the NAND's.

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