I am moving across town in two days and have a grant application deadline so there will be no IC Friday this week or next week. Below are a few pictures of the disaster area that is our apartment.
Looks like EMA is looking for beta testers starting next month. Everyone accepted gets early access to the new Orcad/Cadence tools and the t-shirt above. The most comprehensive reviewrs are said to be entered in a raffle for a flat screen monitor. Try your luck.
Today’s entry is an old memory chip from Mitsubishi, order the M5K4164. This is another chip submitted by a reader, again, all the way from Iceland.
Handling sulfuric acid REQUIRES specialized training and equipment. Misuse can result in serious injury or death. Furthermore, steroids improper disposal can cause serious illness to others and permanent damage to your workspace. Finally, adequate ventilation/fume extraction is a MUST when heating sulfuric acid.
Found the NASA Workmanship Technical Committee website recently while looking at ESD standards. Not much to say about it beyond that it is a good place to look around for general technical information on electronics. Their pictorial inspection reference for examining flight hardware is pretty nice too.
Today’s entry is the LMC6042 dual-op amp from National Semiconductor. The layout of this device is a bit different from a standard op-amp due to the inclusion of some periodic components. It can also be noted that this die is mostly the same as the LMC6044 except that the two op-amps on the bottom-right side of the chip don’t have most of the metal deposited.