7 segment counter, sequence:13567-13567 and so on

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by B-Sparkes, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. B-Sparkes

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    I wonder if anyone can help me with this one?
    I have to design a counter using flip flops to display on the seven segment display unit: 13567-13567 and so on.

    I have to build it on multisim so what would i need to do this:

    How many flip flops and what types?

    what and if any gates would i use and what type?

    and how would i build this?

    If you can help me on this i would be very grateful?

    Brian
     
  2. beenthere

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    Does that mean the count goes 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 and back to 1?

    How many flip flips does it take to indicate the value of 7 in binary? Can you make a counter with flip flips that goes 0 - 7?
     
  3. B-Sparkes

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    Yes, im looking for a circuit that i can build on multisim that will produce one of these sequences:1 3 5 6 7 1 3 5 6 7 1 3 5 6 7 1 3 5 6 7 , 0 2 3 4 6 0 2 3 4 6 0 2 3 4 6, 2 4 6 0 7 2 4 6 0 7 2 4 6 7 0 etc exactly one of these would be perfect!

    Thanks

    Brian
     
  4. Georacer

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    Since there is only one "jump" in the sequence, you can do the following:
    Have a counter count from 2 to 7 and pass the result through a logic circuit that recognises the binary 2. Activate a quad 2-to-1 MUX with that result.
    If the 2 is present, have the MUX conduct a constant binary 1. If not, have it give the result of the counter unaltered.

    Is that clear?
     
  5. djsfantasi

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    There is a jump at 4 as well... But the same solution for jumping the 2 count can be applied to the 4 count...
     
  6. Georacer

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    Well, yes and no:
    You can wire the 4 so that it shows 3 or 5, but then that number will be displayed for 2 clock cycles.
    Since there are two jumps I think it is convenient now to build an FSM, or use 3 8-to-1 MUXs along with a counter to build the sequence.
     
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