Originally developed more than forty years ago, the 555 was the first commercially available timer, providing designers with an inexpensive, stable and user-friendly circuit. The 555 timers are broadly used in a wide variety of applications ranging from electronic toys to industrial controls.
With hundreds of millions of units estimated to be manufactured each year, the 555 continues to have widespread use and today remains a first choice in a multitude of precision timer, oscillator and pulse-generation applications.
The 555 timers from Diodes Incorporated are supplied in the small outline SO8 package and are priced from 7.5 cents each in quantities of 50k.
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