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May 9th, 2017, 09:36 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2016 From: Puerto Rico Posts: 10 Thanks: 0 Math Focus: Calculus  What is the the clock frequency for a Traffic Light System?
I'm simulating a Traffic Light System using different Logic Gates and Chips. Also, I gave a timing for every change. Applying this, what should be the equation for a clock timer?
Last edited by skipjack; May 10th, 2017 at 12:46 AM. 
May 9th, 2017, 11:41 AM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,765 Thanks: 1014 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond 
It might help if you gave the data you are using and any thoughts on how to begin.

May 9th, 2017, 06:18 PM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,539 Thanks: 516 Math Focus: Yet to find out. 
Do you know what frequency means? Are you wanting to find the frequency of your traffic light changes or the system clock frequency..? I'm going to assume you do know what it means, and that this is an embedded problem. In which case, as greg1313 has said, we need more information about the situation. 
May 9th, 2017, 08:00 PM  #4  
Newbie Joined: Aug 2016 From: Puerto Rico Posts: 10 Thanks: 0 Math Focus: Calculus  Quote:
Last edited by skipjack; May 10th, 2017 at 12:46 AM.  
May 11th, 2017, 02:24 AM  #5 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,539 Thanks: 516 Math Focus: Yet to find out. 
The system clock frequency will be stated in the documentation somewhere. The frequency of your lights will likely depend on how you have set them up, and what causes them to turn on and turn off. Frequency is the measure of how many times a repeating event occurs in some time interval. If your traffic light simulation is just set to cycle around the colours, it should be straight forward to find. 

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