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May/June 2012
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CSS555 EZ Programmer 

CSS has available a new, easy way to program the popular CSS555 and CSS555C timer circuits. The EZ Programmer is a simplified version of the CSS555 Demonstration Kit - no PC is required and it is very straightforward to program and read the setting for all configurations of the CSS555 circuits. In essence, it is as simple as setting the DIP Switches to the desired setting, pushing the programming button and observing the programmed settings in the Read Out LEDs.


Features include:

  • Stand alone programmer (no PC required)
  • Runs on two AAA batteries
  • Provides both Program & Read functions
  • Provides access to both Configuration & Capacitor Trim data
  • Comes with a DIP socket, but can easily be adapted for the SOIC package

Kit includes:

  • Circuit Board (with 8 position DIP switch, 8 LED lights, PLD programmer ASIC, 8 pin DIP Socket, and one CSS555C in a DIP package)
  • AAA Battery Holder
  • Operation Manual
  • Mini-CD which includes:
    • CSS555 and CSS555C specifications
    • CSS555 Application Notes
      • Serial Interface
      • SPICE Model
      • Application Circuits
    • CSS555 & CSS555C SPICE Models 
    • Delay Calculators (Excel)
    • EZ Programmer Operating Manual

The EZ Programmer will be available through Jameco on June 1st.  







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Welcome to the May/June edition of the CSS Newsletter.  We hope you find these articles informative and helpful in your work.

Custom Silicon Solutions (CSS) provides a true Turn-Key Solution to meet your Mixed Signal ASIC needs - from Development through Production.  Our mission is to develop an ASIC that meets your requirement at the lowest possible price and with a minimum of assistance from your technical staff.  Please visit us at for more information or send an inquiry to  [email protected].

Keith Shelton

Micro West Sales is New CSS Representative 

  Micro West Sales

We are pleased to announce that Micro West Sales now represents Custom Silicon Solutions in the Southern California area. Micro West Sales is a relatively new Manufacturing Representative company with an experienced staff that has extensive knowledge in electronic component sales.


Irv Landry, the founder, has 35 years of experience in the electronics industry, including many years as the Sales Manager at Hughes Microelectronics Division in Newport Beach. Irv covers accounts in North Orange County and LA County.


Joining Irv as a sales representative is Mark Meeks. Mark also previously worked at the Hughes Microelectronics Division, Toshiba America and CMD Technology. Mark covers accounts in South Orange County and North San Diego County.


Bob Smith has been a manufacturing representative for over thirty years and joined Micro West Sales in November 2011. He has extensive experience working in the Southern California area.  He covers all accounts in North LA, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.


Rosemary (Rosi) Berliners has sixteen years of experience in sales and account management of electronic components prior to joining Micro West Sales in November 2011.  Rosi covers accounts in South Orange County and San Diego County.


Myles Cupp has been in sales for over five years. He is also working on a BSEE at Fullerton State University. Myles covers all the universities and colleges in the Southern California area.


Jeanie Meeks also has experience at the Hughes Micro Electronics Division followed with 15 years experience in electronic component distribution at Analog Devices. Jeanie is the Micro West Sales inside sales manager.


We at CSS feel that this team at Micro West Sales has the experience and contacts to successfully promote CSS custom ASIC sales in the Southern California area. Please feel free to visit the Micro West web site at or give them at call at 949-633-0979.




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