Multiple 7 segement displays

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Beesus, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Beesus

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    Nov 21, 2013
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    Hi, I was wondering how I should go about counting with more than one 7 segment display. So far I have made one 7 segment display work using a 7447 and a mod 16 7493. Ive also have a 7490 mod 10 I am considering using. I am aiming to get 4 digits to count to 0000-9999, but I'd like to start with 00-99 to get the concept.
     
  2. MrChips

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    You cannot use 7493 since this is a 4-bit binary counter.

    You can use four 7490 to create an asynchronous (ripple) counter

    OR

    you can use four 74160 to create a synchronous counter.
     
  3. crutschow

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    You might want to use a 74143, 74144 or CD40110 which are decade counters with a decoder that can directly drive 7-segment displays.
     
  4. ScottWang

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    I like to using CD4553 and CD4543, it can be reach to 6 digits.
    If only need four digits then it can be using CD4553*1,CD4543*1, and CD4518*1,CD4511*1.
    (MC14553B,MC14543B) 3 Digit BCD Counter -- to see the page 7.
     
  5. Beesus

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    Nov 21, 2013
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    So i got a 99 counter to work today in lab. I used 2, 7490s and 2 7447 connected to a single package display with 2 digits (basically just 2 7 segment displays). The clock of LSD was wired to the divide by 10 pin of the next digit (i think it was pin 12 or 10). So now i have to see if continuing this was will get me to my 0000-9999 mark.
     
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