Difference between CMOS ICs and TTL ICs

Nishant's picture


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Difference between CMOS ICs and TTL ICs
September 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

I have seen various datasheet in which it is mentioned that it is CMOS IC or it is TTL IC..

I didn't understand what is the main difference in these two and also is there any IC which comes with both technologies.

Also which one is better in between CMOS and TTL..


Jayant's picture


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CMOS stands for Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor and TTL stands for Transistor Transistor Logic. When IC fabrication techniques were not well developed most of the digital IC's were fabricated using TTL technology, now in modern days almost all IC's come up with CMOS technology.

Simply put CMOS is advantageous than TTL in the following ways

1. CMOS has wide operating Range

2. Consumes less power than TTL

3. High Input impedance

4. Less Noise margins and high noise immunity 

5. Small form factor in some cases


That being said, TTL also has its own applications. Like TTL IC's have less propagation delay and are less susceptible to electrostatic discharge than CMOS IC's