Timing circuit (chip) used in timers, pulse generation, and oscillator applications.
The 555 monolithic timing circuit is a highly stable controller capable of producing accurate time delays, or oscillation. In the time delay mode of operation, the time is precisely controlled by one external resistor and capacitor.
For a stable operation as an oscillator, the free running frequency and the duty cycle are both accurately controlled with two external resistors and one capacitor. The circuit may be triggered and reset on falling waveforms, and the output structure can source or sink up to 200mA.
- Precision timing
- Pulse generation
- Sequential timing
- Time delay generation
- Pulse width modulation