MOD-60 counter

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Joined Jul 24, 2006
i'm using a MOD-6 driving a MOD-10, currently using two IC (54/LS93)
no problem with the counting up.
but i wish to add a 'RESET' & 'PAUSE' to it, & i'm lost!!!
please help.

RESET : when i press it, numbers will auto reset to 00
PAUSE : when i press it, number will stop counting, but when i press 'PASUE'
again, numbers will continue counting up.



Joined Oct 14, 2005
I think the LS93 has a reset input, named something like master reset. You just need to wire it up to a push button configured for the required signal level and with appropriate debouncing.

To implement pause, just AND the counted signal with another signal from a push button (debouncing required) such that when the button is pressed the push button signal is low.


Joined Apr 20, 2004

Taking pins 2 & 3 high will reset the counter. The pause function can be done by changing the input on one pin of a gate so it jams high and keeps the clock pulses from getting to pin 14 (or 1).

You will need a good debpuncer for you pushbutton. The 7490 was famous for catching any and every glitch that came its way. Look at a LS279 for the debounce function. That give you 4 R-S latches. You can do the same with one LS00.