Here is a good Wikipedia on logic families.
This seemed like a particularly important line.
Of these families, only ECL, TTL, NMOS, CMOS, and BiCMOS are currently still in widespread use.
I've been reading about tri-state logic, but I cannot seem to find the relationship to the logic families. In this article, it says the logic families of circuits need to be compatible, so I just want to make sure I don't ruin the components that I buy. See section #2.
All circuits within a logic family are compatible with other circuits within that same family because they share the same characteristics.
- How does tri-state fall into this?
- What logic family would I have if I just had a HIGH/LOW, but not Undefined (open)?
Here's another reference to tri-state logic that I was reading.