# Semiconductors

Optocoupler - Xvive, Vactrol, VTL5C Series
High quality vactrols from Xvive. The Xvive vactrols are clones of the original Excelitas / Perkins-Elmer vactrols used in man effects pedals, synthesizers, compressors and other equipment. These vactrols feature a thick epoxy sealed casing. The VTL5C3 and VTL5C3/2 both have a steep slope, good dynamic range, a very low temperature coefficient of resistance, and a small light history memory.
Starting at $5.50 Integrated Circuit - SSI2131, VCO, Sound Semiconductor The FatKeys™ SSI2131 Voltage Controlled Oscillator provides the core VCO function with buffered triangle, sawtooth, and variable-width pulse waveform outputs over a ten-octave range. The device offers unparalleled temperature stability, exponentiality, waveform integrity, and ease of use while requiring an absolute minimum of external components. The SSI2131 is a new-generation voltage controlled oscillator for high-performance electronic musical instruments and other systems requiring accurate audio-band waveform generation. The device offers unprecedented levels of temperature stability, exponentiality, waveform integrity, and ease of use.$7.50
Integrated Circuit - DAB2130, VCO, Sound Semiconductor
The Sound Semiconductor DAB2130 is a pre-soldered DIP converter for the SSI2130. This board features the SSI2130 and two decoupling caps for the V+ and V- inputs. The pinout is labelled on the board and matches the QFN pinout. This adapter features a 32 pin DIP base with a .600 in. width. The pins are machined so a machine socket is recommended. For the standard QFN version, please see P-Q-SSI2130.
The first new VCO IC in decades, and worth the wait! The FatKeys™ SSI2130 Voltage Controlled Oscillator provides beautiful triangle, sawtooth, pulse, and square waveforms with unprecedented temperature stability; and adds an on-chip mixer, low distortion sine wave generator, through-zero FM/PM capability and more in an ultra-compact PCB footprint.
The SSI2130 is a new-generation voltage controlled oscillator subsystem for high-performance electronic musical instruments.
$19.95 Integrated Circuit - ATtiny45, SN74LS175, 8-bit AVR Microcontroller, 8-pin DIP This microcontroller is a part used in our Relay True Bypass Switching Part 3: Microcontrollers and Current Savings article. To read the full article and learn about a circuit for relay switching in stomp box effects, please see the following link. https://www.amplifiedparts.com/tech-articles/relay-true-bypass-switching-3 The high-performance, low-power Microchip 8-bit AVR RISC-based microcontroller combines 4KB ISP flash memory, 256-Byte EEPROM, 256B SRAM, 6 general purpose I/O lines, 32 general purpose working registers, one 8-bit timer/counter with compare modes, one 8-bit high speed timer/counter, USI, internal and external Interrupts, 4-channel 10-bit A/D converter, programmable watchdog timer with internal oscillator, three software selectable power saving modes, and debugWIRE for on-chip debugging.$1.85
Integrated Circuit - SN74LS175, Quadruple D-Type Flip-Flops, 16-pin DIP
This quad flip flop is a part used in our Relay True Bypass Switching Part 2: Momentary and Soft Touch Switches article. To read the full article and learn about a circuit for relay switching in stomp box effects, please see the following link. https://www.amplifiedparts.com/tech-articles/relay-true-bypass-switching-2 These monolithic, positive-edge-triggered flip-flops utilize TTL circuitry to implement D-type flip-flop logic. All have a direct clear input, and the '175, 'LS175, and 'S175 feature complementary outputs from each flip-flop. Information at the D inputs meeting the setup time requirements is transferred to the Q outputs on the positive-going edge of the clock pulse. Clock triggering occurs at a particular voltage level and is not directly related to the transition time of the positive-going pulse.
$1.10 Integrated Circuit - Spin FV-1, DSP, Multi-Effect / Reverb The Spin Semiconductor FV-1 is a complete reverb solution in a single IC. With integrated stereo ADC and DACs, the FV-1 can be treated like any other analog component in your product's signal path. The FV-1 can access a total of 16 programs, 8 are built into the internal ROM and the designer may elect to connect a serial EEPROM with 8 additional programs. By using an external EEPROM, the designer can distinguish his product from others by creating a custom program set without the need for a microprocessor in the system. With 3 potentiometer inputs, programs may have real time variable parameters such as decay time in a reverb, rate and depth in a chorus or frequency in a filter. These inputs are available as coefficients to your program and may be used independently of each other. The rich instruction set allows users to program effects of all kinds. With instructions like LOG and EXP, users can easily program audio expansion and compression routines.$17.50
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Integrated Circuit - SSI2140, Multi-Mode VCF, Sound Semiconductor
The SSI2140 is a new-generation voltage controlled filter that provides four highly-configurable variable transconductance cells for a wide variety of pole and mode combinations, and adds significant new features.
$6.50 Integrated Circuit - SSI2161, Single VCA, Sound Semiconductor A very high performance single-channel VCA for the most demanding applications, the ProCircuit™ SSI2161 offers industry-leading lowest-noise, and a mode control to optimize noise vs. distortion performance. All at low-cost and in a 10-lead SSOP package. The SSI2161 is a versatile VCA building block for high-performance audio applications. A single channel provides voltage control of current-mode inputs and outputs for a gain range from +20dB to –100dB, with control provided by a ground-referenced –33mV/dB constant. The device offers considerable flexibility for a wide range of design goals and applications. A unique mode control allows selection of Class A, Class AB, or in-between using a single resistor. In addition, improved current handling allows use of lower value input resistors for reduced output noise without loss of headroom.$5.45
Integrated Circuit - SSI2164, Quad VCA, Sound Semiconductor
The FatKeys™ SSI2164 is perhaps the most flexible VCA available, with four independent channels for lowest cost-per-VCA. The user-selectable mode control allows Class A, AB, or intermediate biasing, and current inputs and outputs provide great design freedom. Ideal for voltage-controlled filters. The SSI2164 is a versatile VCA building block for high-performance audio applications. Four independent channels provide voltage control of current-mode inputs and outputs for a gain range from +20dB to –100dB, with control provided by a ground-referenced –33mV/dB constant. The SSI2164 will directly retrofit existing SSM/V2164 positions while offering improvements that include significantly lower overall distortion, on-chip protection against asymmetrical power failure, and a substantial increase of input current handling. The device offers considerable flexibility for a wide range of design goals and applications.
$6.95 Integrated Circuit - SSI2130, VCO, Sound Semiconductor The FatKeys™ SSI2130 Voltage Controlled Oscillator provides beautiful triangle, sawtooth, pulse, and square waveforms with unprecedented temperature stability; and adds an on-chip mixer, low distortion sine wave generator, through-zero FM/PM capability and more in an ultra-compact PCB footprint.$8.95
Integrated Circuit - SSI2144, Ladder VCF, Sound Semiconductor
The second of two legendary SSM filter updates, the FatKeys™ SSI2144 is a dedicated four-pole low-pass ladder filter with on-chip resonance control. Original designer Dave Rossum did a number of performance updates such as lower noise, improved control feedthrough, and logical pin grouping but otherwise left this sweet-sounding VCF alone. The SSI2144 reprises the SSM2044 of legacy chipmaker Solid State Micro Technology, which many believe to be the best-sounding analog synthesis filter IC ever produced. Based on Dave Rossum’s patented classic improved ladder topology, the SSI2144 allows rich tonal characteristics that showcase the very best attributes of subtractive synthesis. The SSI2144 uses the same internal circuit as the SSM2044 but incorporates improvements by the original designer and takes advantage of modern process technology.
$6.50 Integrated Circuit - SSI2162, Dual VCA, Sound Semiconductor The FatKeys™ SSI2162 provides two independent VCA channels, and like its SSI2161 and SSI2164 siblings offers great flexibility in design of dynamics processors, automatic or remote level control, and voltage controlled filters. Highly compact 10-lead SSOP package. The SSI2162 is a versatile VCA building block for high-performance audio applications. Two independent channels provide voltage control of a current-mode input and output for a gain range from +20dB to –100dB, with control provided by a ground-referenced –33mV/dB constant. The device offers considerable flexibility for a wide range of design goals and applications. A unique mode control allows selection of Class A, Class AB, or in-between using a single resistor. In addition, improved current handling allows use of lower value input resistors for reduced output noise without loss of headroom. Both channels can be parallel-connected for further noise improvement.$5.45
Regulator - 7805, 5 Volt, 1A, Linear Voltage Regulator
5V linear regulator with up to 1 amp of current in a TO-220 package. This style of regulator can be found in many power supplies and also modular synth circuits as well as some stomp boxes. These voltage regulators are monolithic integrated circuits designed as fixed−voltage regulators for a wide variety of applications including local, on−card regulation. These regulators employ internal current limiting, thermal shutdown, and safe−area compensation. With adequate heatsinking they can deliver output currents in excess of 1.0 A. Although designed primarily as a fixed voltage regulator, these devices can be used with external components to obtain adjustable voltages and currents.
$0.65 Diode Thyristor - Peavey, SBS 14 Bidirectional, 8V, TO-92 Case Designed for full-wave triggering in Triac phase control circuits, half-wave SCR triggering application and as voltage level detectors. Used in most Peavey linear power amplifier designs through 2000 including CS/M/DECA series power amps, IPA300, and all models using 402/602/304S/204S power modules. • Low Switching Voltage — 8 Volts Typical • Uniform Characteristics in Each Direction • Low On-State Voltage — 1.7 Volts Maximum • Low Off-State Current — 0.1 mA Maximum$1.95
Transistor - 2N3904, TO-92 case, NPN
General purpose low-power NPN bipolar junction transistor, used frequently in hobbyist electronic projects.
$0.18 Transistor - Mosfet BS170, Small Signal MOSFET BS170 N-Channel Transistor. Used in MOD® Kits. Note - this is a fragile component! Use caution not to overheat or break leads.$1.25
Transistor - MPSA13, Darlington 500mA 30V NPN
NPN Darlington transistor (TO-92 package) - designed for applications requiring extremely high current gain at collector currents to 1.0A.
• Max collector to emitter voltage = 30 V
• Max collector to base voltage = 30 V
• Max emitter to base voltage = 10 V
• Max collector current = 1.2 A (continuous)
$0.49 Transistor - Peavey, PNP 180V Output, SJ-73180, 180V, 3A SJ-73180 (MJ21193), PNP output, 180V, 3A, TO-3 Case.$8.50
Transistor - BC550 B, TO-92 case, NPN
Low noise transistor for audio frequency amplifier applications.
$0.19 Diode - Hexfred, ultrafast soft recovery, 8A, 600V High performance, ultrafast diodes. Improve efficiency, reduce noise, allow higher frequency operation.$2.75
Transistor - 2N5088, Bipolar, General Purpose
2N5088 NPN Bipolar Junction Transistor in TO-92 package
$0.20 Transistor - Peavey, PNP Darlington, SJE 2153, 80V, 3A SJE 2153 (TIP107), PNP Darlington, 80V, 3A, TO-3 Case.$1.95
Diode - Zener, 5 Watt, ±5% tolerance
5W zener diodes that are great for use in tube amps. These are commonly used to drop B+ voltages for tube modification compatibility or to create low power modes for the amp. A zener is a semiconductor device that, above a certain reverse voltage(the zener value) has a sudden rise in current. If forward biased, the diode is an ordinary rectifier. When reverse biased, it exhibits a sharp break in its current-voltage graph. Voltage across the diode remains essentially constant for any further increase of reverse current.
$0.55 Diode - Hexfred, 16A, 600V, ultrafast High performance, ultrafast diodes. Improve efficiency, reduce noise, allow higher frequency operation.$2.92
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