Counter ICs are integrated circuits that count pulses. They use digital logic circuits to store and process data in order to count. Counters can be used for anything from tallying in a board game to counting the revolutions of a motor. Counters are a very useful component in many digital and analog electronics devices. Some counters can also recall and store count values, making them useful in a variety of applications. Counters can count up, count down, or can even count to a set value and then reset to start over. Counters can be used in a variety of ways including for tracking time, signal analysis, and even for simple data acquisition.