Counters interactive, online lab powered by Thinkscape
Students will explore various types of counters and their practical applications. This includes reviewing theory, and then using Multisim to build, simulate, and observe circuits, and then completing an analysis. Then students will become familiar with the differences between synchronous and asynchronous counters, and observe theoretically and practically that flip flops are the building blocks of counters. The lab is hosted by the online, interactive Thinkscape platform.
by Enable Education


This is lab 11 of 18 in the course, Digital Electronics.


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  • Introductory physics and circuits 


Multisim is a circuit simulation tool built for educators to teach analog, digital, and power electronics by connecting simulation to experimentation. 

Required Software

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  • NI ELVISmx Software Suite 14.0 or later (Includes Multisim 14.0 or later and required driver) - Download
  • Vivado Webpack HL - Download 
Note: After installing the Vivado Webpack HL, an additional Digilent driver will need to be installed for NI DSDB. This will be located at C:\NIFPGA\programs\Vivado2014_4\data\xicom\cable_drivers\nt64\digilent.

Required Hardware

  • None
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