Specific Counter on Breadboard

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  1. Renick Marsh

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    Feb 24, 2015
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    I would really appreciate some help with the following...I'm trying to wire a counter on a breadboard that counts in a specific sequence ( 2,6,7,5,1,8,0 ). I figured out the Logic Form and the JK Logic Programming part, but still fuzzy on K-Maps and how to wire the logic gates. If someone could help me with the wiring schematic, I would be very grateful. Thank You.

    I'm working with the following...

    555 Timer ( Working )
    Man72 Seven Segment Display wired to a 7447 ( Counts 0,1 )
    2 JK Flip Flop Chips ( 4 JK Flip Flops Total )
    1 Quad AND Gate Chip ( Can use others if need be )
    1 Quad OR Gate Chip ( Can use others if need be )
    Multisim v. 13


    Thanks again,


    Renick Marsh
     
  2. MrChips

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    Is this homework?
     
  3. Renick Marsh

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    Feb 24, 2015
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    Thanks for the reply.

    This is an extra credit assignment. It was going to be a Final Lab assignment, but the class decided on a written exam instead.
    I still want to figure it out for my own knowledge though. Thanks again.
     
  4. MikeML

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    You have many ways to go. Note that you only have 7 valid states, so you only really need three flops. The three flops could count in a straightforward binary sequence, like 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,0,1,... and then re-map the flop states to the inputs of the 7447.
     
  5. tshuck

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    It sounds like you are pretty close, though you haven't shown any work to confirm this.

    You may want to take a look at this thread meant as an addition to the eBook.
     
  6. Renick Marsh

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    Feb 24, 2015
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    I've included schematics of two counters I have already completed and the work I've done so far on the specific counter...Not sure how to "re-map the flop states" or were to go from here. Also, I've found a 7490 chip if that helps. Thanks again :)
     
  7. tshuck

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    Have you tried implementing the design you've created? The "Specific Counter.txt" file seems to have the parts, what more direction are you asking for? Minimizing the logic? If so, take a look at the link I posted before.

    Regarding mapping count outputs, you can map the outputs using a mod-7 counter (0-6) which maps the outputs to a specific count.
    i.e.
    0 => 2
    1 => 6
    2 => 7
    3 => 5
    4 => 1
    5 => 8
    6 => 0

    This route would require you to have a significant cost on implementing your output-forming logic as well as requiring your input-forming logic.
     
  8. Renick Marsh

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    Feb 24, 2015
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    With a little help from my Instructor, I finally figured out the K-Maps and Boolean Expressions. From there I was all good. It took 4 JK Flip Flops and 6 AND gates. I've included a schematic of the drawing I did in Multisim. Thanks again.
     
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