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The “CD4060” is a specific type of DIP (Dual In-Line Package) IC (integrated circuit) that is commonly used in digital electronic circuits. The CD4060 is a 14-stage ripple-carry binary counter/divider and oscillator. Here’s a description of its key features and characteristics:

**1. Function:** The CD4060 is designed to function as a binary counter, a frequency divider, and an oscillator. It can divide an input clock signal by various powers of 2, making it suitable for creating clock pulses at different frequencies.

**2. Binary Counter:** The CD4060 can count in binary from 0 to 2^14 (16,384) with the help of its 14-stage counter. The counter has 14 output pins, each representing a different binary value.

**3. Ripple-Carry:** It uses a ripple-carry mechanism for binary counting, which means that the carry output from one stage triggers the next stage to count.

**4. Oscillator Function:** The CD4060 has an integrated oscillator circuit that can generate clock pulses. It includes a timing capacitor and resistor that determine the oscillator frequency.

**5. Input and Output Pins:** The IC has multiple input and output pins, including the clock input (CP), reset input (MR), and 14 output pins (Q1 to Q14), which represent different binary values.

**6. Frequency Division:** The CD4060 can be configured to divide the input clock signal by 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, or 16,384. Each output pin represents a different division factor.

**7. Logic Family:** The “CD” designation indicates that it operates based on the CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor) logic family principles. It typically requires a supply voltage in the range of 3V to 18V.

**8. IC Package:** The CD4060 is available in a DIP (Dual In-Line Package) format, which is a common package style for ICs. This format allows for easy insertion into a breadboard or a PCB (printed circuit board).

**9. Applications:** The CD4060 is used in various digital electronic applications, including clock generation, frequency division, timer circuits, and control systems where time intervals and clock pulses are required.

**10. Oscillator Frequency Range:** The oscillator circuit allows for a wide range of frequency settings, typically from a few hertz to several megahertz, depending on the values of the timing components.

The CD4060 IC is a versatile component in digital electronics, particularly for creating clock pulses and time-related functions. It is useful for generating precise time intervals and clock signals in various applications, including timing, sequencing, and synchronization.


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