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Function Counter Bits (#) 4 Technology Family HC Supply voltage (Min) (V) 2 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 6 Input type Standard CMOS Output type Push-Pull Features Balanced outputs, High speed (tpd 10-50ns), Positive input clamp diode
Function Counter Bits (#) 4 Technology Family HC Supply voltage (Min) (V) 2 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 6 Input type Standard CMOS Output type Push-Pull Features Balanced outputs, High speed (tpd 10-50ns), Positive input clamp diode
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 TSSOP (PW) 16 22 mm² 4.4 x 5
  • Wide Operating Voltage Range of 2 V to 6 V
  • Outputs Can Drive Up To 10 LSTTL Loads
  • Low Power Consumption, 80-µA Max ICC
  • Typical tpd = 14 ns
  • ±4-mA Output Drive at 5 V
  • Low Input Current of 1 µA Max
  • Internal Look-Ahead for Fast Counting
  • Carry Output for n-Bit Cascading
  • Synchronous Counting
  • Synchronously Programmable

  • Wide Operating Voltage Range of 2 V to 6 V
  • Outputs Can Drive Up To 10 LSTTL Loads
  • Low Power Consumption, 80-µA Max ICC
  • Typical tpd = 14 ns
  • ±4-mA Output Drive at 5 V
  • Low Input Current of 1 µA Max
  • Internal Look-Ahead for Fast Counting
  • Carry Output for n-Bit Cascading
  • Synchronous Counting
  • Synchronously Programmable

These synchronous, presettable counters feature an internal carry look-ahead for application in high-speed counting designs. The ’HC163 devices are 4-bit binary counters. Synchronous operation is provided by having all flip-flops clocked simultaneously so that the outputs change coincident with each other when instructed by the count-enable (ENP, ENT) inputs and internal gating. This mode of operation eliminates the output counting spikes normally associated with synchronous (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 can be preset to any number between 0 and 9 or 15. As presetting is synchronous, setting up a low level at the load input disables the counter and causes the outputs to agree with the setup data after the next clock pulse, regardless of the levels of the enable inputs.

The clear function for the ’HC163 devices is synchronous. A low level at the clear (CLR\) input sets all four of the flip-flop outputs low after the next low-to-high transition of CLK, regardless of the levels of the enable inputs. This synchronous clear allows the count length to be modified easily by decoding the Q outputs for the maximum count desired. The active-low output of the gate used for decoding is connected to CLR\ to synchronously clear the counter to 0000 (LLLL).

The carry look-ahead circuitry provides for cascading counters for n-bit synchronous applications without additional gating. ENP, ENT, and a ripple-carry output (RCO) are instrumental in accomplishing this function. Both ENP and ENT must be high to count, and ENT is fed forward to enable RCO. Enabling RCO produces a high-level pulse while the count is maximum (9 or 15 with QA high). This high-level overflow ripple-carry pulse can be used to enable successive cascaded stages. Transitions at ENP or ENT are allowed, regardless of the level of CLK.

These counters feature a fully independent clock circuit. Changes at control inputs (ENP, ENT, or LOAD\) 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.

These synchronous, presettable counters feature an internal carry look-ahead for application in high-speed counting designs. The ’HC163 devices are 4-bit binary counters. Synchronous operation is provided by having all flip-flops clocked simultaneously so that the outputs change coincident with each other when instructed by the count-enable (ENP, ENT) inputs and internal gating. This mode of operation eliminates the output counting spikes normally associated with synchronous (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 can be preset to any number between 0 and 9 or 15. As presetting is synchronous, setting up a low level at the load input disables the counter and causes the outputs to agree with the setup data after the next clock pulse, regardless of the levels of the enable inputs.

The clear function for the ’HC163 devices is synchronous. A low level at the clear (CLR\) input sets all four of the flip-flop outputs low after the next low-to-high transition of CLK, regardless of the levels of the enable inputs. This synchronous clear allows the count length to be modified easily by decoding the Q outputs for the maximum count desired. The active-low output of the gate used for decoding is connected to CLR\ to synchronously clear the counter to 0000 (LLLL).

The carry look-ahead circuitry provides for cascading counters for n-bit synchronous applications without additional gating. ENP, ENT, and a ripple-carry output (RCO) are instrumental in accomplishing this function. Both ENP and ENT must be high to count, and ENT is fed forward to enable RCO. Enabling RCO produces a high-level pulse while the count is maximum (9 or 15 with QA high). This high-level overflow ripple-carry pulse can be used to enable successive cascaded stages. Transitions at ENP or ENT are allowed, regardless of the level of CLK.

These counters feature a fully independent clock circuit. Changes at control inputs (ENP, ENT, or LOAD\) 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.

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* Data sheet SN54HC163, SN74HC163 datasheet (Rev. D) 02 Oct 2003
Application note Implications of Slow or Floating CMOS Inputs (Rev. E) 26 Jul 2021
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
User guide Signal Switch Data Book (Rev. A) 14 Nov 2003
More literature Logic Cross-Reference (Rev. A) 07 Oct 2003
Application note HCMOS Design Considerations (Rev. A) 09 Sep 2002
Application note TI IBIS File Creation, Validation, and Distribution Processes 29 Aug 2002
Application note CMOS Power Consumption and CPD Calculation (Rev. B) 01 Jun 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 SN54/74HCT CMOS Logic Family Applications and Restrictions 01 May 1996
Application note Using High Speed CMOS and Advanced CMOS in Systems With Multiple Vcc 01 Apr 1996

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