# Project Help

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Bob Greenwich, Oct 23, 2016.

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2. ### JimBSuper ModeratorMost Helpful Member

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One way would be to use a 74145 to convert the BCD output from the 74190 to 10 individual outputs.

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3. ### crutschowWell-Known MemberMost Helpful Member

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Why do you want to use a chip that is likely to make the circuit more complex?

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There are no 4017 chips available, and my teacher suggested I use a 74190

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If you use the decade counter you will have all four steps but the whole idea of the 10 steps is the Green / red is on longer.. With the 74190 all four states will be the same length.... You could use 3 74190's cascaded 4 states red/green and 1 state yellow / red... 4 states green /red and lastly 1 state red yellow...

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There are no 4017 chips available, and my teacher suggested I use a 74190

I just bought 500 x 4107 at 17 cents, so I must have bought the last of the chips IN THE WORLD.

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As 74190 uses 5V for Vcc, the circuit won't work with just 5V as there are 4 LED to lite on each branch. A 78L05 is needed to get 5V from 12V for the TTL to work properly.

The outputs of 74LS145 (as suggested by Jim) are active low, so either 4 PNP transistors are needed as high side switches for the LED or the 12 LEDs have to be rearranged to fit the 74145 outputs.

Allen