Here is the rest of the post, as promised!http://archive.hak8or.com/pictures/BK_functiongen_teardown/P1250598.JPG
Here is something interesting that I have never seen before! It is like a gird of sort, I highly doubt it is some sort of RF trick or something like that. Anyone has any input on this? :Phttp://archive.hak8or.com/pictures/BK_functiongen_teardown/P1250600.JPG
Those are the coolest little heat sinks I have ever seen! They are for the 2N2905 PNP transistors on the board.http://archive.hak8or.com/pictures/BK_functiongen_teardown/P1250601.JPG
The left is a PNP transistor (TIP32C) and the right is a 15V linear voltage regulator (LM7815), but that is not the reason I took the picture. Look at the middle pins on the packages, they have a little tube around the legs, anyone know why that is? Is it to prevent a short if something metallic fell near the legs, or something else?http://archive.hak8or.com/pictures/BK_functiongen_teardown/P1250603.JPG
Picture to show of all the ic's. Anyone else love the quality of that soldering?http://archive.hak8or.com/pictures/BK_functiongen_teardown/P1250604.JPG
More of the tubing in the 2nd picture above, anyone has any guesses?http://archive.hak8or.com/pictures/BK_functiongen_teardown/P1250605.JPG
Here is one last shot of the function generator, showing you all the components. Funny thing, when the entire unit is assembled, the component side of the PCB faces DOWN, not up, first time I have ever seen something like that.
Hope you all enjoyed it! I am not doing much of a write up because I am just too tired right now, with new years and all. Hopefully all your new years are starting out well! :D