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## Running into an issue with a minute/second countdown timer

Beginner
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I would like to start by saying I know this is Quartus 2 not Prime because my college uses 2. I did not see a form for 2 but need some help. we are basically restricted to using 74192 for the countdown timer. Everything in the circuit works fine except for the 50-second counter counting from 50 to 10 seconds in conjunction with the timer counting from 9 to 1.

In this sense when the 50-second timer hits 0 and instead of carrying in to continue it stops at 0 and the minute timer takes the role of the 50 second causing the 50-minute to take the role of the 1-minute timer

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Valued Contributor III
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Setting to 5 requires a respective value at inputs A - D. You need additional logic to implement down-counting 0 to 5 and up-counting 5 to 0.
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Valued Contributor III
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Why are you restricted to use 74192 counter? That's an old fashioned and awkward way to design logic circuits. Is it a homework exercise?

An appropriate way to design the circuit would be a behavioral description in VHDL or Verilog.

The error is that ten minute and second counter must be set to 5 rather than 0 when down-counting to 9.

Beginner
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It is a restriction for our final project. This class is an introductory Logic and Digital Design course so we have only gone over basic logic gates, adders, and down/up timers, thus the restriction to the 74192.

In relation to the set 5 how would you recommend this?
Valued Contributor III
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Setting to 5 requires a respective value at inputs A - D. You need additional logic to implement down-counting 0 to 5 and up-counting 5 to 0.
Beginner
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This worked. Set A and C high. I had them set low and forgot to invert my signal reading the 9 reset.
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