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Function Counter Bits (#) 4 Technology Family ALS Supply voltage (Min) (V) 4.5 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 5.5 Input type Bipolar Output type Push-Pull Features High speed (tpd 10-50ns)
Function Counter Bits (#) 4 Technology Family ALS Supply voltage (Min) (V) 4.5 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 5.5 Input type Bipolar Output type Push-Pull Features High speed (tpd 10-50ns)
PDIP (N) 16 181 mm² 19.3 x 9.4 SOIC (D) 16 59 mm² 9.9 x 6 SOP (NS) 16 80 mm² 10.2 x 7.8
  • Fully Synchronous Operation for Counting and Programming
  • Internal Carry Look-Ahead Circuitry for Fast Counting
  • Carry Output for n-Bit Cascading
  • Fully Independent Clock Circuit
  • Package Options Include Plastic Small-Outline (D) Packages, Ceramic Chip Carriers (FK), and Standard Plastic (N) and Ceramic (J) 300-mil DIPs
  • Fully Synchronous Operation for Counting and Programming
  • Internal Carry Look-Ahead Circuitry for Fast Counting
  • Carry Output for n-Bit Cascading
  • Fully Independent Clock Circuit
  • Package Options Include Plastic Small-Outline (D) Packages, Ceramic Chip Carriers (FK), and Standard Plastic (N) and Ceramic (J) 300-mil DIPs

These synchronous 4-bit up/down binary presettable counters feature an internal carry look-ahead circuitry for cascading in high-speed counting applications. Synchronous operation is provided by having all flip-flops clocked simultaneously so that the outputs change coincident with each other when so instructed by the count-enable (, ) inputs and internal gating. This mode of operation eliminates the output counting spikes normally associated with asynchronous (ripple-clock) counters. A buffered clock (CLK) input triggers the four flip-flops on the rising (positive-going) edge of the clock waveform.

These counters are fully programmable; that is, they may be preset to either level. The load-input circuitry allows loading with the carry-enable output of cascaded counters. Because loading is synchronous, setting up a low level at the load (LOAD\) input disables the counter and causes the outputs to agree with the data inputs after the next clock pulse.

The internal carry look-ahead circuitry provides for cascading counters for n-bit synchronous application without additional gating. and inputs and a ripple-carry output () are instrumental in accomplishing this function. Both and must be low to count. The direction of the count is determined by the level of the up/down (U/D\) input. When U/D\ is high, the counter counts up; when low, it counts down. is fed forward to enable . , thus enabled, produces a low-level pulse while the count is zero (all inputs low) counting down or maximum (15) counting up. This low-level overflow ripple-carry pulse can be used to enable successive cascaded stages. Transitions at or are allowed regardless of the level of the clock input. All inputs are diode clamped to minimize transmission-line effects, thereby simplifying system design.

These counters feature a fully independent clock circuit. Changes at control inputs (, , , or U/D\) that modify the operating mode have no effect on the contents of the counter until clocking occurs. The function of the counter (whether enabled, disabled, loading, or counting) is dictated solely by the conditions meeting the stable setup and hold times.

The SN54ALS169B and SN54AS169A are characterized for operation over the full military temperature range of -55°C to 125°C. The SN74ALS169B and SN74AS169A are characterized for operation from 0°C to 70°C.

These synchronous 4-bit up/down binary presettable counters feature an internal carry look-ahead circuitry for cascading in high-speed counting applications. Synchronous operation is provided by having all flip-flops clocked simultaneously so that the outputs change coincident with each other when so instructed by the count-enable (, ) inputs and internal gating. This mode of operation eliminates the output counting spikes normally associated with asynchronous (ripple-clock) counters. A buffered clock (CLK) input triggers the four flip-flops on the rising (positive-going) edge of the clock waveform.

These counters are fully programmable; that is, they may be preset to either level. The load-input circuitry allows loading with the carry-enable output of cascaded counters. Because loading is synchronous, setting up a low level at the load (LOAD\) input disables the counter and causes the outputs to agree with the data inputs after the next clock pulse.

The internal carry look-ahead circuitry provides for cascading counters for n-bit synchronous application without additional gating. and inputs and a ripple-carry output () are instrumental in accomplishing this function. Both and must be low to count. The direction of the count is determined by the level of the up/down (U/D\) input. When U/D\ is high, the counter counts up; when low, it counts down. is fed forward to enable . , thus enabled, produces a low-level pulse while the count is zero (all inputs low) counting down or maximum (15) counting up. This low-level overflow ripple-carry pulse can be used to enable successive cascaded stages. Transitions at or are allowed regardless of the level of the clock input. All inputs are diode clamped to minimize transmission-line effects, thereby simplifying system design.

These counters feature a fully independent clock circuit. Changes at control inputs (, , , or U/D\) that modify the operating mode have no effect on the contents of the counter until clocking occurs. The function of the counter (whether enabled, disabled, loading, or counting) is dictated solely by the conditions meeting the stable setup and hold times.

The SN54ALS169B and SN54AS169A are characterized for operation over the full military temperature range of -55°C to 125°C. The SN74ALS169B and SN74AS169A are characterized for operation from 0°C to 70°C.

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* Data sheet Synchronous 4-Bit Up/Down Binary Counters datasheet (Rev. B) 01 Dec 1994
Selection guide Logic Guide (Rev. AB) 12 Jun 2017
Application note Understanding and Interpreting Standard-Logic Data Sheets (Rev. C) 02 Dec 2015
User guide LOGIC Pocket Data Book (Rev. B) 16 Jan 2007
Application note Semiconductor Packing Material Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Protection 08 Jul 2004
More literature Logic Cross-Reference (Rev. A) 07 Oct 2003
Application note TI IBIS File Creation, Validation, and Distribution Processes 29 Aug 2002
Application note Bus-Interface Devices With Output-Damping Resistors Or Reduced-Drive Outputs (Rev. A) 01 Aug 1997
Application note Designing With Logic (Rev. C) 01 Jun 1997
Application note Input and Output Characteristics of Digital Integrated Circuits 01 Oct 1996
Application note Live Insertion 01 Oct 1996
Application note Advanced Schottky (ALS and AS) Logic Families 01 Aug 1995

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