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A device that is used to provide compatibility between two signals. Typically the device is used to change the voltage or current level capability, e.g. interfacing the output of a CMOS device to the input of a TTL device.

In BEAM robotics, buffer ICs are generally used to increase current drive capacity (essentially, to act as "current amplifiers," in order to function as motor drivers).

Compare this to an inverter.

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