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Op amp on the Moon: Reverse-engineering a hybrid op amp module

Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 in reversed by DP

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Ken Shirriff has written an article on reverse engineering a hybrid op amp module:

I recently obtained a mysterious electronic component in a metal can, flatter and slightly larger than a typical integrated circuit.1 After opening it up and reverse engineering the circuit, I determined that this was an op amp built for NASA in the 1960s using hybrid technology. It turns out that the development of this component ties connected several important people in the history of semiconductors, and one of these op amps is on the Moon.

See the full post on his blog.

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