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BG Part Number: 1A1412
: NE590N
NE590N High Current Peripheral Drive

Signetics/Philips NE590

Relay/lamp driver. 8 open collector darlington 250 ma. (1000 ma. package total) high current outputs which are addressable and latched.

Power on clear, pin compatible with the 74LS259, and easily expandable

16 pin dip. Hi tech in the 70’s and possibly used in a few pinball machines.

The Captain said he cried when Philips bought Signetics in 1975 because he knew that they would mess it up and probably discontinue a bunch of his favorite circuits. He was pleasantly surprised when he realized that his fears were unfounded and that Philips was after all a very fine and innovative technology company. Who knew?