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Hex to Seven-Segment Decoder

Discussion in 'Electronic Projects Design/Ideas/Reviews' started by synckewl, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. abell118

    abell118 New Member

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    Ok, I tried to be helpful. The stuff on the web stays on the web. I guess it is time to bail on this site
     
  2. JimB

    JimB Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    I am sorry if you feel like that, the error which you initially pointed out was simply a "typo" I guess.

    There must be many other similar errors here on ETO, I may have made a few of them.

    If you are not interested in staying around here, that is OK, there are many other sites out there on the interwebs.

    JimB
     
  3. Ian Rogers

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    Much appreciated... We do like people that will help out.... You are more than welcome..... But the guy who started this thread, hasn't been seen since....
     
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    I suggest using an 8223 PROM and scratch-build a programmer, if you can locate this device. I cannot foresee the circuit being built with the logic devices that you are designing with.
     
  6. Steve Howard

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    Well, it's June 2017 and I'm REALLY REALLY late to this. It's 10 years since the original post and 2 years since the most recent.

    So, I'm here only because I was reminiscing about a project of this sort I completed in 1980. Google landed me here.

    That design required a four-digit hex display, another 4-digit hex display, and a 2-digit hex display.
    The standard BCD-to-7-segment decoder chip of that era only handled BCD values from 0 to 9.
    I needed full hex, including A b C d E F. The decoder chip for that cost $10 ... or around $40 in today's money.
    Too much for me, a recent grad working his first job.

    So I did this with a 74154 decoder (takes a 4-bit value and turns on just one of the 16 available outputs) ...
    ... and a big, hand-wired diode matrix (with 77 diodes IIRC), wired to take the 1-of-16 active outputs from the 74154 and translate it to the appropriate seven segment outputs.

    Signal diodes in those days were cheap ... around a buck for a package of 20 from Radio Shack. And the 74LS154 was cheap, too.

    If I had back then a ROM programmer I could have used a UV erasable ROM and programmed it for the purpose. I think the common 2 K x 8 ROMs of that era cost around $5, making for a nice, single-chip solution.
     
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  7. schmitt trigger

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    This is what I call an "Lost Civilization" thread. I actually find them fascinating.

    It usually happens when a lazy student wants someone else to actually do his/her course assignment.
    When that individual does not receive a 100% solved problem, the thread is abandoned.
    And is resurrected later by Google or another search engine.

    Mind you, this is not unique to ETO.
     

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