Tech news tagged ‘555’

An engineer in wonderland – Son* of 555?

Reminiscent of the very best analogue apps notes, the data sheet for Linear Tech’s rather interesting LTC6992 six pin oscillator/PWM includes a delightful collection of circuits. I particularly like the Wide Range LED Dimming (0 to 85000 Cd/m2 Brightness – page 29), even though I have still to…

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An Engineer in Wonderland – Inventing the 555 and the 741

I was trawling the archive of Electronics Weekly, and came across an article from November 16th 1996. It describes the invention of two famous analogue chips – the 741 and the 555. Just in case you are interested, as it doesn’t seem to be available from the website, I have…

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