gate equivalent circuit

gate equivalent circuit

[′gāt i‚kwiv·ə·lənt ‚sər·kət]
(electronics)
A unit of measure for specifying relative complexity of digital circuits, equal to the number of individual logic gates that would have to be interconnected to perform the same function as the digital circuit under evaluation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.