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I need to have a system where the 74ls93 holds and does not change until they are cleared. Does anyone know of a relatively simple way to do this? Edit: Nevermind all, figured out how to do it by introducing an AND gate after the clock.

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    \$\begingroup\$ 1) show us the schematic 2) what does the datasheet tell you about clearing the counter? \$\endgroup\$ – Bimpelrekkie Mar 13 at 16:24
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    \$\begingroup\$ Yes, I know how to hold a 73ls93 :) \$\endgroup\$ – Shashank V M Mar 13 at 16:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ The only way would be to gate the clock (with an AND gate) but clock gating is reguarded as a bad idea as it can cause glitches. There are better counter deviecs that have an enable input. \$\endgroup\$ – Jason M Mar 13 at 16:33
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    \$\begingroup\$ I don't get what do you mean with 'hold', sorry. You mean it doesn't count? \$\endgroup\$ – Lorenzo Marcantonio Mar 13 at 16:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ If you've solved your problem then you should post the solution as an answer instead of editing your question with it. \$\endgroup\$ – Null Mar 16 at 12:41
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Gate the clock is the only way with a ripple counter like the ‘ls93. Maybe choose a different, synchronous counter that has a clock enable, like the CD4016.

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