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P00221   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.040
 
TI number: P00221
Photo Available Housing, Skid Control Circuit Board - The housing was for the final version of a truck (tractor) skid control circuit board. The design was done in 1973.

The board was mounted in the housing which was mounted on the truck chassis. The project was done for Kelsey-Hayes for use on Ford trucks. It was not put in full production because the Federal requirement for truck skid controls was canceled.

Related material in collection: P00237. Summary comment by: Ralph Dosher, James J. (Jim) Jones.

L00231   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.045
 
TI number: L00231
Circuit Board - This board was made in early 1962 and contains some of the first silicon monolithic integrated circuits.

The board was designed and manufactured by the Industrial Products group of the Apparatus Division in Houston. This group subsequently evolved into part of Data Systems. We have been able to identify the application for which the board was intended. However, the date codes of the transistors and the symbolization used for the IC's are good indicators of the manufacturing date. Symbolization of the early IC's was by hand with the number shown by color code. These units are type 240's.

Summary comment by: Ralph Dosher.

P00228   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.187
 
TI number: P00228
Photo Available Circuit Board, Clothes Dryer Control. - The item represents the first electronic control for a clothes dryer. It was introduced by Control Products in 1972 and sold to Whirlpool for use in dryers manufactured by them.

This board is one of the first production units. They were mounted in control units like P00227.

Related material in collection: P00227. Summary comment by: Ralph Dosher.

P00237   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.252
 
TI number: P00237
Circuit Board, Truck/Tractor Skid Control - The item is an engineering board of the final design for the truck tractor skid control system. The project was for Kelsey-Hayes and was to be used on Ford Trucks. The work was done in early 1973.

This board was used by engineering to check out part of the final design and processing. Hence, it does not represent a finished printed wire board of the final design. A completed board was mounted in a housing (P00221) which was mounted on the truck chassis. Because the Federal requirement for truck skid controls was canceled, the project was not put into production.

Related material in collection: P00221. Summary comment by: Ralph T. Dosher, James J. (Jim) Jones.

P00222   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.259
 
TI number: P00222
Circuit Board, Automotive Skid Control - This board represents the initial version of the circuit board for the Kelsey-Hayes Automotive skid control system. From the device date codes, this board was built in early 1972.

Discrete devices were used in the design which was done by Control Products with Semiconductor Group participation in 1969. The skid control was for use on Ford cars and trucks.

Related material in collection: P00223, P00237. Summary comment by: Raplh Dosher, James J. (Jim) Jones.

P00223   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.260
 
TI number: P00223
Circuit Board, Automotive Skid Control - This board represents the final design of the circuit board for the Kelsey-Hayes automotive skid control system. It was built in February-March, 1973. The skid control was for use in Ford cars.

This design by Control Products with Semiconductor Group participation utilized three integrated circuits. Satisfactory performance of the skid control system was demonstrated, but it was not put into full production. Repeal of the Federal law requiring large trucks to be equipped with such a system deleted the major market requirement and resulted in cancellation of the project. However, some of the top of the line Ford cars were equipped with skid control as an option.

Related material in collection: P00222, P00237. Summary comment by: Ken Buss, Ralph Dosher, James J. (Jim) Jones.

Z00145   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.261
 
TI number: Z00145
Circuit Board - Minuteman II represented the first major production use of integrated circuits.

This double side multi-player board is typical of those used in that system. The board design was an innovation at the time of the design of the system - 1962-3. This board was probably used in later system and contains all TI circuits. TI was sole source supplier for about the last half of the program. Minuteman II production period was 1963-67. The Minuteman guidance system was designed and built by the Autonetics Division of Rockwell International.

Related material in collection: Z00019, Z00146. Summary comment by: Jim Lacy, Charles Phipps, Jimmy Squires.

Z00146   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.262.01
 
TI number: Z00146
Circuit Board - Minuteman III was the successor to the Minuteman II, and the guidance system was a major user of integrated circuits. The IC's utilized dielectric isolation technology for radiation tolerance.

Although dielectric isolation was applied to the chip design, Autonetics and the Air Force directed that TI use the same geometries and metalization system as used for Minuteman II. Electrical interchangeability between MM II and MM III circuits was maintained. Minuteman III production period was 1968-77. The Minuteman guidance system was designed and built by the Autonetics Division of Rockwell International.

Related material in collection: Z00019, Z00145. Summary comment by: Wayne Howse, Jim Lacy, Jimmy Squires.

Z00146   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.262.02
 
TI number: Z00146
Circuit Board - Minuteman III was the successor to the Minuteman II, and the guidance system was a major user of integrated circuits. The IC's utilized dielectric isolation technology for radiation tolerance.

Although dielectric isolation was applied to the chip design, Autonetics and the Air Force directed that TI use the same geometries and metalization system as used for Minuteman II. Electrical interchangeability between MM II and MM III circuits was maintained. Minuteman III production period was 1968-77. The Minuteman guidance system was designed and built by the Autonetics Division of Rockwell International.

Related material in collection: Z00019, Z00145. Summary comment by: Wayne Howse, Jim Lacy, Jimmy Squires.

Z00146   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.262.03
 
TI number: Z00146
Circuit Board - Minuteman III was the successor to the Minuteman II, and the guidance system was a major user of integrated circuits. The IC's utilized dielectric isolation technology for radiation tolerance.

Although dielectric isolation was applied to the chip design, Autonetics and the Air Force directed that TI use the same geometries and metalization system as used for Minuteman II. Electrical interchangeability between MM II and MM III circuits was maintained. Minuteman III production period was 1968-77. The Minuteman guidance system was designed and built by the Autonetics Division of Rockwell International.

Related material in collection: Z00019, Z00145. Summary comment by: Wayne Howse, Jim Lacy, Jimmy Squires.

S00312   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.321
 
TI number: S00312
Circuit Board - This item is probably a production prototype of early manufacturing sample for the SR-10 calculator. See S00209 for information on the TI SR-10.

The IC date codes indicate this board was assembled in October, 1972.

Related material in collection: S00209, 405. Summary comment by: Doyle Evans, Lee Kitchens, C. B. Wilson.

Z00019   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.347
 
TI number: Z00019
Circuit Board - Minuteman II represented the first major production use of integrated circuits.

This double sided multi layer board is typical of those used in that system. The board design of the system-1962-3. This board also contains two TI bilateral germanium alloy transistors. This is an early board showing some rework before it was scrapped. The Minuteman guidance system was designed and built by the Autonetics Division of Rockwell International from whom this board was received by Randolph.

Related material in collection: Z00145, 146. ATTACHMENT: A check at the source at Autonetics indicated that this board was built in late 1965 or early 1966. Date code on the transistors fit that timing. All but one of the IC's left on the board are from TI. The IC's do not have date codes but have individual serial numbers. As a part of the program reliability requirements, records were kept by serial number so that a complete processing history of each IC from start to shipment was available for each device. Summary comment by: Jim Lacy, Charles Phipps, Jimmy Squires.

G00070   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.409
 
TI number: G00070
Circuit Board, Evaluation(analog) - This design was the first board TI made to allow users to experiment. The board was used standard I/C's because it preceded the design of devices specifically for MBM applications.

This board was probably built in early 1977 for use with 92K bits MBM prototype units.

Summary comment by: Bill Alexander, Glenn Manuel, Mike Valek.

G00071   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.410
 
TI number: G00071
Circuit Board, Magnetic Bubble Memory - This board was designed to use either the 512K or 1M bits devices. A 1M bits MBM unit is mounted on it.

This board was probably built in mid 1981, based on the IC date codes.

Related material in collection: G00071. Summary comment by: Bill Alexander, Glenn Manuel, Mike Valek.

G00072   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.411
 
TI number: G00072
Circuit board, Magnetic Bubble Memory - This board was designed for use in the TI Silent 700 printer. It was built in late 1977 using a 92K MBM.

Summary comment by: Bill Alexander, Glenn Manuel, Mike Valek.

G00073   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.412
 
TI number: G00073
Circuit board, Magnetic Bubble Memory - This board was designed for use with either 512K or 1M bits memories.

Summary comment by: Bill Alexander, Glenn Manuel, Mike Valek.

G00074   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.413
 
TI number: G00074
Circuit board, Magnetic Bubble Memory - This board was designed for use with either 512K or 1M bits memories.

Related material in collection: G00071. Summary comment by: Bill Alexander, Glenn Manuel, Mike Valek.

G00090   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.418
 
TI number: G00090
Circuit Board, Tercom System - The item was one of the first applications of integrated circuits in production equipment- 1962-63. It was used in equipment built by TI for LTV.

This item was part of the original S/B Lobby display. The system was a Marine Corps airborne mobile flight control equipment. TI used series 51 and custom variations of catalog devices. Their assembly into subsystems took the form of plug-in boards an encapsulated plug-in modules which offered size and shape advantages in meeting the packaging requirements. Also shown is an unsealed example device. The original display lists Emil Skocpol and Charles Phipps as contributors.

Summary comment by: Charles Phipps.



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