# 555 Timer – A Complete Basic Guide

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A complete basic tutorial of 555 Timer IC. This article covers every basic aspect of 555 Timer IC. You may already know that SE/NE 555 is a Timer IC introduced by Signetics corporation in 1970′s. In this article we cover the following information about 555 Timer IC. 1. Introduction to… Read more »

# Variable frequency oscillator

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Description. Here is a simple variable frequency circuit based on timer NE555. Here NE55 is wired as an astable multivibrator, whose output frequency can be varied by varying a potentiometer. This circuit is a must in the work bench of a electronic hobbyist. Frequencies ranging from several Hz to several… Read more »

# Selective timer alarm.

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Description. A timer circuit using IC 4060 is given here. The IC 4060 is a 14 stage binary counter with a built-in oscillator.R2, R7, C1 are the components that determine the frequency of the oscillator and the outputs will become high one after other and only one at a time…. Read more »

# Scoring game circuit

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Description. A simple scoring game circuit that can be used for all occasions when a dice is needed.The circuit is based on a NE555 timer,a 74LS192 counter,a74LS247 decoder and a & segment LED display.The timer IC1 will produce the clock for the counter IC(IC2) whose frequency is determined by R1… Read more »

# Scmitt Trigger circuit using NE 555

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Description. Apart from the timing functions ,the two comparators of the 555 timer can be used independently for other applications.One example is a Schmitt Trigger shown here. The two comparator inputs (pin 2 & 6) are tied together and biased at 1/2 Vcc through a voltage divider R1 and R2.Since… Read more »

# Police siren using NE555

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Description. A lot of electronic circuits using NE555 timer IC are already published here and this is just another one.Here is the circuit diagram of a police siren based on NE55 timer IC. The circuit uses two NE555 timers ICs and each of them are wired as astable multivibrators.The circuit… Read more »

# Op-Amp Comparator

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Most digital systems require some kind of a timing waveform, for instance, a source of trigger pulses is required for all clocked sequential systems. In digital systems, a rectangular waveform is most desirable (unlike analog systems where sinusoidal signals are often used). The generators of rectangular waveforms are referred to… Read more »

# Missing pulse detector circuit using NE555

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Description. An NE555 timer IC connected as shown here can detect a missing pulse or abnormally long period between two consecutive pulses in a train of pulses. Such circuits can be used to detect the intermittent firing of the spark plug of an automobile or to monitor the heart beat… Read more »

# Light to Frequency converter circuit

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A simple Light to Frequency Converter Introduction. Here is the circuit diagram of a effective light to frequency converter circuit that can be used for variety of applications such as light intensity measurement,fun etc. The circuit is based on TLC555, the CMOS version of famous timer IC NE 555. A… Read more »

# LED ramping circuit.

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Description. In this circuit the intensity of LED will vary in a ramping fashion. The circuit consists of three ICs: Two 555 timer ICs and one LM393 op-amp. IC1 and IC2 are wired as oscillators to produce 10 KHz and 1 Hz frequencies respectively.These two frequencies are given to the… Read more »