ring counter


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ring counter

[′riŋ ‚kau̇nt·ər]
(electronics)
A loop of binary scalers or other bistable units so connected that only one scaler is in a specified state at any given time; as input signals are counted, the position of the one specified state moves in an ordered sequence around the loop.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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