What is Timer IC?
Timer IC (Integrated Circuit) is an electronic component that is designed to generate precise timing signals. The most common types of Timer ICs are 555 timer and 556 timer. The 555 timer is a popular timer IC used for simple timing applications such as flashing lights, generating a square wave, and controlling the frequency of oscillators. The 556 timer is a dual version of the 555 timer that contains two 555 timers in a single package.
Part Number: NE555
Function: Single Timer
Package: 8 Pin DIP or SOP
Manufacturer: Fairchild Semiconductor
Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturing company, was acquired by ON Semiconductor Corporation on September 18, 2016.
The LE555 is a highly stable controller capable of producing accurate timing pulses. With a monostable operation, the delay is controlled by one external resistor and one capacitor. With astable operation, the frequency and duty cycle are accurately controlled by two external resistors and one capacitor.
The NE555 is a popular timer integrated circuit (IC) that can be used to generate precise time delays, oscillations, and pulse-width modulation (PWM) signals.
The LM555 is a highly stable controller capable of producing accurate timing pulses. Wiki 555 Info
1. High Current Drive Capability (200mA)
2. Adjustable Duty Cycle
3. Temperature Stability of 0.005%/°C
4. Timing From µSec to Hours
5. Turn off Time Less Than 2µSec
1. Precision Timing
2. Pulse Generation
3. Time Delay Generation
4. Sequential Timing
Other data sheets are available within the file: 555, LM555, LM555CM, LM555CMX, LM555CN
Several ICs that are similar to the NE555
1. LM555: Functionally equivalent version with improved temperature stability and wider operating voltage range.
2. TLC555: Low-power version with reduced power consumption and improved timing accuracy.
3. LMC555: Low-voltage version with a wide supply voltage range of 1.5V to 15V.
4. ICM7555: Improved temperature stability and reduced power consumption.
5. NE556: Dual version contains two independent timers in a single package.