The TLC555CP is a monolithic timing circuit
fabricated using the TI LinCMOS process. The
timer is fully compatible with CMOS, TTL, and
MOS logic and operates at frequencies up to
2 MHz. Because of its high input impedance, this
device uses smaller timing capacitors than those
used by the NE555. As a result, more accurate
time delays and oscillations are possible. Power
consumption is low across the full range of power
supply voltage.

Like the NE555, the TLC555CP has a trigger level equal to approximately one-third of the supply voltage and a
threshold level equal to approximately two-thirds of the supply voltage. These levels can be altered by use of
the control voltage terminal (CONT). When the trigger input (TRIG) falls below the trigger level, the flip-flop is
set and the output goes high. If TRIG is above the trigger level and the threshold input (THRES) is above the
threshold level, the flip-flop is reset and the output is low. The reset input (RESET) can override all other inputs
and can be used to initiate a new timing cycle. If RESET is low, the flip-flop is reset and the output is low.
Whenever the output is low, a low-impedance path is provided between the discharge terminal (DISCH) and
GND. All unused inputs should be tied to an appropriate logic level to prevent false triggering.
While the CMOS output is capable of sinking over 100 mA and sourcing over 10 mA, the TLC555CP exhibits greatly
reduced supply-current spikes during output transitions. This minimizes the need for the large decoupling
capacitors required by the NE555.

Very Low Power Consumption
− 1 mW Typ at VDD = 5 V
Capable of Operation in Astable Mode
CMOS Output Capable of Swinging Rail
to Rail
High Output-Current Capability
− Sink 100 mA Typ
− Source 10 mA Typ
Output Fully Compatible With CMOS, TTL,
and MOS

Low Supply Current Reduces Spikes
During Output Transitions

Single-Supply Operation From 2 V to 15 V
Functionally Interchangeable With the
NE555; Has Same Pinout
ESD Protection Exceeds 2000 V Per
MIL-STD-883C, Method 3015.2
Available in Q-Temp Automotive
High Reliability Automotive Applications
Configuration Control/Print Support
Qualification to Automotive Standards

TLC555CP is a commonly used multi-purpose timer IC that can produce stable time intervals or pulse outputs. Its common uses include:

1Acting as an astable oscillator to generate stable clock signals

2Acting as a timer to measure time intervals

3Acting as a delay circuit in switch applications

4Acting as a trigger or pulse generator to generate pulse signals

5Being used as a flasher or buzzer driver in electronic toys

In summary, TLC555CP is widely used and can be used in a variety of circuits to achieve a wide range of functions by different combinations.

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