Simple Low-cost Stopwatch


Posted on Feb 5, 2014

A simple circuit of a stopwatch that can count up to 99 seconds. The circuit uses CD4060, CD4013, CD4033, LTS543 and some discrete components. A crystal-controlled oscillator generates 1Hz pulses. A 32. 768kHz miniature crystal is used for the purpose. IC CD4060 (IC1) contains a 14-bit divider stage and oscillator section. The 2Hz output of


Simple Low-cost Stopwatch
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IC1 at its pin 3 is fed to flip-flop IC CD4013 (IC2). IC2 converts 2 Hz into 1 Hz. The output of IC2 at pin 1 is fed to IC CD4033 (IC3) through switch S1. Carry-out pin 5 of IC3 is connected to pin 1 of another CD4033 (IC4) for further counting. IC3 and IC4 drive common-cathode displays DIS1 and DIS2 to show the time (maximum 99 seconds). Switch S1 is used to start and stop the watch. You can reset the counter to zero by pressing reset switch S2. For proper operation, first connect 9V power supply to the circuit, then reset the display by momentarily pressing switch S2. The display shows 00. ` Now to start counting, flip switch S1 to on` position. At the time of completion of event, flip switch S1 to off` position. Time shown on the display is the time for the event. Assemble the circuit on a general- purpose PCB and enclose in a suitable case. Mount 7-segment, common-cathode displays DIS1 and DIS2, and switches S1 and S2, on the front panel of the cabinet. As the circuit employs CMOS ICs, supply voltage may vary from 5V to 15V. 9V supply is recommended.




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