Introduction: Active Low Decoder (BCD Decimal)

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Hello! Instructables

Welcome to my active low decoder (BCD Decimal) project. It's a topic of Digital And Logic Design by Morris Mano (fifth edition).

I just build it as a hardware.

Step 1: Basics

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Before starting this project you'll need to know how its work. So with the help of this picture you can understand easily what i mean actually if you didn't understand yet no problem at the last step i uploaded a small video about active low decoder.

Let's get started.

Step 2: Circuit Diagram

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Here it is the circuit diagram of active low decoder.

Step 3: Parts

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You'll need

Vero board

IC's: 74ls42 with base and LM7805 (regulator)

Resistors: 330ohm x 10, 1k x 5

Leds: green x 10 and red

Switches: spst x 9 (4 spst is optional)

9 volt battery with connector

Step 4: Component Placing

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Place the components on vero board according to circuit diagram then soldering it.

Step 5: Soldering

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After soldering and connecting jumper wires its look like this.

Step 6: Complete

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Now Active low decoder (BCD decimal) is ready to use. In next step a small review about active low decoder in a video is clear your concepts.

I hope you like my DLD active low decoder project.

Step 7: Active Low Decoder (video)

Thanks for watching.


Mic100 (author)2015-07-22

Good Job Tanks :)

I wrote a conversion program to the bases Decimal, Binary, Hexadecimal 32 BIT.

the program that was written in Delphi also displays time in binary it runs on Windows.

If you are interested, here is the download link:

You click on the link to download the ZIP (sources are included with the executable program).

as the program is in French, Here is the translation of the aid:

DBH_Conv That is a program converts a number of 32Bit Within three number bases:




aussi it displays a small binary clock

French to English program displayed:

Number of Entree's Translate ==> Enter the Number to be Translate

Translation into three bases ==> 3 Bases Conversion

Help ==> Help


Enter the number to put into one of three bases (Decimal, Hexadecimal, Binary) in the white box

Then click the button That base D, B or H

the result is displayed in the two --other base

tomatoskins (author)2015-07-22

I remember making something like this in my digital design class a few years back. So much fun!


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