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Questions tagged [counter]

A digital circuit that literally "counts" - it progresses through a sequence of states that are representative of some value. It need not count in a natural progression i.e. 1,2,3,4,5 etc. to be considered a counter (i.e. you can have different count sequences) each count value need not be of significance to other circuits (i.e. sometime it's sufficient that the counter counts to some value and then stops). Examples are Gray code, up/down counter.

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Enterprise model blinkers - two fast flashes and pause for 3s and repeat LED circuit (with 555 and/or 556 and/or 4017) [on hold]

I'm building a Revell Enterprise Into Darkness model with LEDs and I need help with circuit that makes two fast flashes, pauses for 3 seconds, then repeats. as seen in the movie. I have searched and ...
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Directly connecting LEDs to IC outputs

Forgive the amateur question - I don't know anything about electronics. I was not able to find any similar questions on this board, but that probably has to do with the fact that I know so little ...
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Designing a special 4-bit counter with flip flops

This is a normal design of 4-bit counter using D flip-flops The outputs Q0 to Q3 are connected to diodes. I want to modify this counter in such a way that it follows the following counting sequence ...
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Help using a 555 timer to increment counter that needs to be pulled low

I need a little help with a project. I'm very new to building circuits. I have this NE555 duty-cycle pulse frequency adjustable square wave generator module, which I have connected to a 12V DC source. ...
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Measuring accuracy and counting frequency?

The machines at my workshop have meter counters with hall effect sensor switches, which convert shaft rotation to electronic pulses. The switching signal is send to their PLCs' high speed counter ...
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Need help with a pulse/counter input circuit on hall effect flow sensor

I am having trouble wiring up a flow sensor to my pulse/encoder/counter card. I am using a hall effect flow sensor that works fine when wired to a digital counter display. However, when I try to ...
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How to create continuously incrementing counter in structural modelling?

I made the below counter and stimulus/testbench and it works fine. ...
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karnaugh maps simplification

I'm in the process of making a JK arbitrary sequence counter and I'm now making the k maps to get a logic equation. I was just just wondering if this is allowed (looping the bits around the middle bit)...
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Calculating voltage drop and current use of an IC

I’m trying to figure out the voltage drop and the current used by a Johnson counter from a data sheet and am feeling a little lost. In particular I’m looking at a CD4022B from TI. I’m looking at ...
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Push button counter from 0-999, but increment in 1, 4 and 6

I would like to create a push-button counter from 0-999 using 'BCD Decade Counter' and a 'BCD to 7 segment Decoder/Driver' the total of button presses will be displayed on 3 x 7 segment displays (...
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Resetting two CD4017 counters simultaneously, only one resets

I am working on a simple 24-hour clock based on the CD4017. To reset when the clock reaches the 24th hour, two diodes are used to produce an "and" logic when the 2 digit and 4 digit LEDs receive a ...
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Driving transistors without using MCUs

I'm trying to drive transistors with just a push of a button without using a MCU. The circuit I drawn drives different transistor on every button push and resets back. First part is a debounce circuit ...
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Micro controller clock speed requirement for delay measurement

I am trying to measure the absolute time between two 1Hz clocks (GPS PPS events) to within 50 nanoseconds. I do not necessarily care which clock occurs first, I am only looking for the delta T between ...
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percision timing ratio of multiple lights blinking with different durations and intervals

I'm learning a lot of this as I go, my background is mostly in programming. I'm trying to setup a timing circuit for two sets of lights going into a model, and am trying to determine the best way to ...
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Tracking ADC Control Logic Not Counting down, only up?

I'm working on trying to build a "tracking" type ADC from individual components. Shown below is my schematic using the parts available in Multisim. The design is based on the 74LS191N 4-bit Up/Down ...
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Timimg of 4060 counter-oscillator

I'm using a CD4060B counter/oscillator and need to know the internal timing of the RESET operation. TI's 4060B datasheet says minimum input reset pulse width is 30nsec at 10V, and the reset ...
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Verilog counter made of 32 bit adder (syntax error)

For a school assignment I have to make a counter, based on a 32-bit adder, that increments with 1 every clockcycle if 'enable = high' and 'reset = low'. When I try to use the adder in my counter ...
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Making a synchronized, rising edge reset signal to a decade counter [closed]

I made a decade counter as in the picture above, but i still would like to build a signal/button that would make the counter reset to 0 after the clocks rising edge when the signal is at 1, and to do ...
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How can I design a finite state machine that counts according to this sequence?

when X is equal to 0 and when X is equal to 1 I don't understand how to write the truth table. I understand that when X=1, it means that the machine counts in the following order: 1,3,2,6,4,C,8,9 ...
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Altera FlipFlop stuck at GND

I'm trying to make a counter that counts: 0,1,2,3,4,5 I need this for a frequency divider of 6 So I made this table: From this I get: J0= 1 K0= 1 J1 = NOT Q0 AND Q1 K1 = Q1 J2 = Q1 AND Q2 K2 =...
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Arbitrary Sequence Counter Up/Down

I've been having problems with one particular exercise at Digital Logic Design. I can't quite put my finger on it and i can't figure out why. I have to design a up/down counter on a given sequence. ...
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Customized Counter with D-flipflop [duplicate]

How to design a state diagram for a customized counter eg (1 >> 3 >> 5 >> 6 >> 7) and stop at 7, how can i implement the state diagram of this function? what will be the state of the unused state ...
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Problem with using Timer Counter interrupt on Atmel ARM

I'm using an ATSAM4E16C microcontroller and i need to get a 1 millisecond tick. I want to implement this using the timer counter module to trigger an interrupt. The clock frequency is 96 MHz, so using ...
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led chaser with non-mechanical shut-off option

I've seen thousands of standard led chaser circuits online but I haven't seen one in which I can shut off all LED's in a non-mechanical way. I'm wiring one pin of my chaser up to a microcontroller so ...
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Creating a Counter in Verilog for Flashing LED on Lattice Starter Kit

I have a lattic X03LF starter board with 6900C FGPA. There are eight LED available on this board and a push button. The goal of my code is to design a 8 bit counter that increments whenever a button ...
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Problem with adding two counters in series on an FPGA

I am using Verilog in Lattice Diamond IDE with a lattice MachXO2 7000HE breakout board. I built a basic counter with a limit input which generates a variable period clock output. It works fine on its ...
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A problem with counter [closed]

I have PWM generator built on 74HC04BQ inverter. Pulse frequency is changed periodically by analog switch TS5A3153DCUR over 600 ms, frequency values are 44 kHz and 29 kHz. Binary ripple counter ...
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Clock frequency of FPGA circuit and 4-bit counter [closed]

I have implemented a 4 bit counter using HDL. Now I have downloaded the code to an FPGA kit with a 50 Mhz oscillator. This means that the clock period will be equal to 0.02 microseconds and ...
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Why ripple counter increments on each 8th pulse

I have connected the ripple counter CD4020 to an Atmega328, which sends a 50ms (low logic level) pulse to the CD4020's input each second and monitors all of its 12 outputs. However instead of ...
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Implementing a simple counter using VHDL

Hi I'm trying to implement a counter with external control. I'm kinda new to VHDL and I keep getting syntax error for the following code. Can someone help me understand why there's an error here? <...
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How to design a module that counts logic 1s in multiple inputs in Verilog?

For example, I have two inputs, whose value can be either St1 or St0. The changes of states are synchronous to the same clock, say 1MHz of frequency. I want to design a Verilog module that counts how ...
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Resetting CD4017 Counter when power source is OFF

I found the circuit below online and I have two questions about the reset switch. Does it help to click the reset button when power is OFF? I mean, does it clears the memory of the CD4017 chip when ...
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8-bit synchronous up/down counter [Logisim]

I am trying to create an 8-bit programmable up/down counter using D Flip flops. So far, this is what I have: The first 3 flip flops function correctly for both up and down, but the 4th doesn't. I ...
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How to generate a clock for my ring counter?

I want to run a 4 phase switched reluctance motor at low speed. The expected conduction sequence for the motor winding(y, r, b, g) follows the output similar to that of a 4-bit ring counter and thus I ...
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Why can't I implement a frequency divider using a mux in this way?

I found an interesting interview question for FPGA engineer online - Implement a counter with Mux, so I decided to try to do that. I tried to keep it simple and so implement a counter with two bits, ...
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74193 stops working after compilation on another PC (QUARTUS)

I got a Quartus project with a mod 22 counter using 74193 from a friend. It works just fine when I run a simulation before a compilation on my PC, but after I compile it on my PC, it stops working ...
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I’m having trouble solving this digital circuit. Help!

I need to design sequential logic circuit from this state diagram using only 2 D-latches. And this is my attempt: If I put it in the simulator it just gives me error and wont count. I assumed that ...
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Multiple sensor circuits connecting to one counter and a 555 timer IC [closed]

I have to use a 555 timer in a context where I have multiple sensor circuits connecting to one counter circuit. The idea is that the counter should indicate how many activated sensor circuits are ...
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Frequency Ratio Circuit

I'm attempting to design a circuit that will determine the frequency ratio between a known reference frequency \$f_\text{ref}\$, and an unknown signal frequency \$f_\text{sig}\$. The signal frequency ...
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Blocking and nonblocking statements for counter

Is there any difference between nonblocking and blocking assignment for the following counters? ...
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how do I implement a start timer in a digital circuit

In vhdl, I know how to code a start timer behavorially. However, if I have to implement such a counter to start based on a trigger, how could I implement such a counter? My trigger is another signal ...
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Resettable counter using JK flip

I want to design a binary counter in Cadence that counts pulses in every consecutive 50 nano seconds but i want it to be reset at the end of each 50 ns and shortly - so that it doesn't miss any pulse -...
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Is there such 555 timer circuit?

I was wondering if there is a simple 555 Timer circuit, or even simple transistors circuit, that has a HIGH output for 1sec, 2sec, or more seconds when I trigger the input switch and will remain HIGH ...
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CD4017 Count up to 8

I'm using a CD4017 to control 8 Mosfets. But my problem is that I only get a output from just 1 pin, this pin is random every time i power up the ic. I wired it up like that I shorted reset and ...
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circuit that disconnects a connection

I'm designing a circuit that will disconnect a connection when 5 consecutive square wave pulses are missing. If less than 5 consecutive pulses are missing then I want to reset the counting process. <...
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Digital Counter signal oscillation

I've a digital counter (Kubler Codix 908) with integrated 30Hz interference input filter integrated, but sometimes (when the contact that will increment the counter is closed) it counts two pieces... ...
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Operation of a 74LS191 Counter

I would like to confirm if the implementation of my 74LS191 counter is correct. Here is a diagram of my circuit: The purpose of the circuit is to count from binary 0011 to binary 1111. However, the ...
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Synchronous burst generator circuit

Ok, this is my very first question here so please forgive me if I'm asking a too broad question or if my problem description is too imprecise. I have a 13.56 MHz (RFID) pierce-type quartz oscillator ...
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Can we apply state reduction to a state table having more than 1 input?

Consider the following state diagram: I assigned states as follows: a=00 b=01 c=10 d=11 But when I attempted to reduce the table, I realized that: Some present states do have the same next state ...
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Which edges does this counter count? [closed]

This board has two counter inputs. But is there a way to figure out whether the counter counts each rising or falling edges? Rising or falling edges?