555 Guy Goes Bye Bye

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by luvv, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. luvv

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  2. bertus

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  3. luvv

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    Oops,now how did I miss that thread...

    Probably just blended in w/ the piles of other 555 titled threads in general:rolleyes:

    So I will just add a random facts, 720k results on Google when searching "555 timer" 4,460 vids on YouTube..awesome eh?
     
  4. Wendy

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    It wasn't just 555's, this guy invented the phase locked loops on a chip. After the fact everyone saw how easy it was. Up to then PLLs were a curiosity that might have a use somewhere, nowdays all synthesizers and many radios depend on them.
     
  5. luvv

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    That is a fact,I've seen his bio..

    But in the end we are all labeled by our greatest achievement or failure,and for this guy, that happens to be creating the worlds most popular IC.

    Take Einstein for example,the guy had a ton of theories,collaborated on many more but in the end..relativity.

    After all,being called the "555 guy" isn't a bad thing,sure beats the story of Dr.Samuel A.Mudd.
     
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