Part Number: 7490

Function : Package Contains a Divide-by-Two and a Divide-by-Five Counter

Package: DIP 14 Pin Type

Manufacturer: National Semiconductor, ETC

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## Description

The **7490** is a popular component in digital electronics for various counting and sequencing tasks. It can be used in a wide range of applications, such as frequency dividers, digital timers, and control systems. Additionally, this TTL can be cascaded with other counters to create larger counter circuits capable of counting to higher values.

## Mode of operation

The device consists of 4 flip-flops which are connected internally to create one divide-by-2 and one divide-by-5 counters. All filp-flops have a common reset line controlled by two inputs MR1 and MR2. When both MR1 and MR2 are high the counters are cleared. Flip-flop 1 is not interally connected to the other stages, thus providing a variety of counter sequences :

a) Counting to 10 (BCD) : Output Q0 is connected to the Clock 1 input. The input pluses are applied to the Clock 0 input and the divided signal is extracted at Q3. The device counts in binary code up to 9, with the outputs returning to zero on the 10th clock pulse. Pins 2, 3 and 6, 7 must be grounded.

b) Divide by 2 and divide by 5 : Filp-flop 1 is used as a 2:1 divider and flip-flops 2, 3 and 4 are used as a 5:1 divider

## 7490 Logic Diagram

## 7490 Datasheet

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