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555 Designer Hans Camenzind passed away

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by yaputya, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. yaputya

    yaputya Guest

    Hans Camenzind, father of the NE555, dies at the age of 78

    Last month one of the unsung heroes of electronics has passed away.
    Hans Camenzind, father of one of the most famous integrated circuit of all
    times, the Signetics timer NE555, timed out at the age of 78. Being a gifted
    analog designer, Swiss-born Monsieur Camenzind is also credited to be the
    father of class-D amplifiers and he has introduced...
    http://dbaseserver.mistermail.nl/t/1201202/18522128/229507/0/

    http://semiconductormuseum.com/Transistors/LectureHall/Camenzind/Camenzind_Index.htm

    New applications using the descendants of the NE555 are still appearing...
    http://www.edn.com/design/analog/4327225/Red-LEDs-function-as-light-sensors
     
  2. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Interesting post - although I have never used a 555 timer once in the
    last 50 years - might have to get one and have a play!
     
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