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Hans Camenzind, 555 timer inventor, dies

8/15/2012 11:38 PM EDT
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jg_
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jg_   8/18/2012 5:37:02 AM
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You should have chosen the 8051 - only slightly younger than the NE555, and still going strong!!

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Michael.FlieslerQA   8/17/2012 6:03:41 PM
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I interviewed for a part-time position with Hans in the early 70s. As I recall, the Interdesign office was in downtown Sunnyvale, and the interview was held at the old Tao Tao Chinese restaurant. Didn't get the job, but fondly remember the 555 timer. Interdesign also made chips which contained analog building blocks, which could be interconnected with a single metal mask. Hans was ahead of his time.

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Douglas.McClelland   8/17/2012 5:33:51 PM
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Yes all the old wizard that revolutionized the industry, are fading away. I remember the 2 guys at National Semi that did the most radical things, like double emitters on a transistor ( Dobson I think ). Unfortunately I remember Signectics as the absolute worst data sheets, that almost cause major engineering expenses. I always had to check the pin out on their part data sheets against the National catalog to get it correct.

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hfserran   8/17/2012 1:55:04 PM
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Incredible man. Incredible talent. Incredible circuit.

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rubinstu   8/17/2012 1:24:53 PM
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My first electronics book (which is still sitting on my shelf in my office right now) from when I was a kid was a Radio Shack 555 "handbook." I built a bunch of those blinkers, whizzers, sirens, sensors, etc.! With all respect to Professor Camenzind, this is a reminder that we are all monostable...

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fat58   8/17/2012 1:05:13 PM
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An inpiring IC even here in Argentina, I enjoyed using it in many projects. Rest in peace Hans.

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pavila   8/17/2012 12:26:17 PM
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I remeber the radioshack notebook of 555 in my school in the 70's Then later i used in teaching a new enginierrs Thanks for all

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Sheetal.Pandey   8/17/2012 10:45:58 AM
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555 timer. We all electronics engineer know this being basic fundamentals. But how many know the inventors. I guess the text books and also the industry should do something to make sure the inventor's name becomes as popular as what he invented.

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Testing and servicing   8/17/2012 10:06:27 AM
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The time has taken away the inventor of timer It's an bigger loss to the field of Electronics

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Kinnar   8/17/2012 9:15:11 AM
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It is a very sad dismissal, Thanks to eeTimes it made us knowing about the great inventor. We are still using the 555 in the undergraduate studies as a basic IC to teach the applications of Analog Integrated Circuits. I am also glad to know that the same person had invented the first Class D amplifier.

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