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Function Counter Bits (#) 4 Technology Family LS VCC (Min) (V) 4.75 VCC (Max) (V) 5.25 open-in-new Find other Counter, arithmetic & parity function ICs

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PDIP (N) 20 229 mm² 24.33 x 9.4 SOIC (DW) 20 132 mm² 12.8 x 10.3 open-in-new Find other Counter, arithmetic & parity function ICs


  • 4-Bit Counters/Registers
  • Multiplexed Outputs for Counter or Latched Data
  • 3-State Outputs Drive Bus Lines Directly
  • 'LS696 … Decade Counter, Direct Clear'LS697…Binary Counter, Direct Clear'LS699…Binary Counter, Synchronous Clear


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These low-power Schottky LSI devices incorporate synchronous up/down counters, four-bit D-type registers, and quadruple two-line to one-line multiplexers with three state outputs in a single 20-pin package. The up/down counters are programmable from the data inputs and feature enable P\ and enable T\ and a ripple-carry output for easy expansion. The register/counter select input R/C\, selects the counter when low and the register when high for the three-state outputs, QA, QB, QC, and QD. These outputs are rated at 12 and 24 milliamperes (54LS/74LS) for good bus driving performance.

Both the counter CCK and register clock RCK are positive-edge triggered. The counter clear CCLR\ is active low and is asynchronous on the 'LS696 and 'LS697, synchronous on the 'LS699. Loading of the counter is accomplished when LOAD\ is taken low and a positive transition occurs on the counter clock CCK.

Expansion is easily accomplished by connecting RCO\ of the first stage to ENT\ of the second stage, etc. All ENP\ inputs can be tied common and used as a master enable or disable control.


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* Datasheet Synchronous Up/Down Counters With Output Reg. And Multiplexed 3-State Outputs datasheet Mar. 01, 1988
Selection guide Logic Guide (Rev. AB) Jun. 12, 2017
Application note Understanding and Interpreting Standard-Logic Data Sheets (Rev. C) Dec. 02, 2015
User guide LOGIC Pocket Data Book (Rev. B) Jan. 16, 2007
Application note Semiconductor Packing Material Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Protection Jul. 08, 2004
More literature Logic Cross-Reference (Rev. A) Oct. 07, 2003
Application note TI IBIS File Creation, Validation, and Distribution Processes Aug. 29, 2002
Application note Designing With Logic (Rev. C) Jun. 01, 1997
Application note Designing with the SN54/74LS123 (Rev. A) Mar. 01, 1997
Application note Input and Output Characteristics of Digital Integrated Circuits Oct. 01, 1996
Application note Live Insertion Oct. 01, 1996

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This EVM is designed to support any logic device that has a D, DW, DB, NS, PW, P, N, or DGV package in a 14 to 24 pin count.
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