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G00416   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.117.01
TI number: G00416
Microprocessor, MOS - The TMS9940E is a single chip, 16-bit microcomputer with 2048 bytes of EPROM. It was introduced by TI in 1979 as part of the 9900 family of products. Also introduced at the time was the TMS9940M with 2048 bytes of ROM.

The TMS9940 experienced only limited production and was dropped in the U.S. because of insufficient customer interest. However, sufficient European demand resulted in continuing production of the TMS9940M by TI France. See the TI9900 Family Systems Design and Data Book for a complete description of the TMS9940. Because of the limited symbolization and source, these units were probably early samples intended for evaluation use.

Related material in collection: G00263. Summary comment by: Jim Huffhines, Jerry Leucke.

G00416   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.117.02
TI number: G00416
Microprocessor, MOS - The TMS9940E is a single chip, 16-bit microcomputer with 2048 bytes of EPROM. It was introduced by TI in 1979 as part of the 9900 family of products. Also introduced at the time was the TMS9940M with 2048 bytes of ROM.

The TMS9940 experienced only limited production and was dropped in the U.S. because of insufficient customer interest. However, sufficient European demand resulted in continuing production of the TMS9940M by TI France. See the TI9900 Family Systems Design and Data Book for a complete description of the TMS9940. Because of the limited symbolization and source, these units were probably early samples intended for evaluation use.

Related material in collection: G00263. Summary comment by: Jim Huffhines, Jerry Leucke.

G00416   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.117.03
TI number: G00416
Microprocessor, MOS - The TMS9940E is a single chip, 16-bit microcomputer with 2048 bytes of EPROM. It was introduced by TI in 1979 as part of the 9900 family of products. Also introduced at the time was the TMS9940M with 2048 bytes of ROM.

The TMS9940 experienced only limited production and was dropped in the U.S. because of insufficient customer interest. However, sufficient European demand resulted in continuing production of the TMS9940M by TI France. See the TI9900 Family Systems Design and Data Book for a complete description of the TMS9940. Because of the limited symbolization and source, these units were probably early samples intended for evaluation use.

Related material in collection: G00263. Summary comment by: Jim Huffhines, Jerry Leucke.

G00416   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.117.04
TI number: G00416
Microprocessor, MOS - The TMS9940E is a single chip, 16-bit microcomputer with 2048 bytes of EPROM. It was introduced by TI in 1979 as part of the 9900 family of products. Also introduced at the time was the TMS9940M with 2048 bytes of ROM.

The TMS9940 experienced only limited production and was dropped in the U.S. because of insufficient customer interest. However, sufficient European demand resulted in continuing production of the TMS9940M by TI France. See the TI9900 Family Systems Design and Data Book for a complete description of the TMS9940. Because of the limited symbolization and source, these units were probably early samples intended for evaluation use.

Related material in collection: G00263. Summary comment by: Jim Huffhines, Jerry Leucke.

G00349   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.182.01
TI number: G00349
Microprocessor - This device is an early engineering evaluation SBP 9989 assembled in November, 1980. The lid has been removed so that the chip and bond wires can be seen.

See G00348 for additional information on the SBP 9989.

Related material in collection: G00346,7. Summary comment by: Wally Banzhaf, John Hughes, Bill Ray, Wil Shurtleff, Jim Szot.

G00349   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.182.02
TI number: G00349
Microprocessor - This device is an early engineering evaluation SBP 9989 assembled in November, 1980. The lid has been removed so that the chip and bond wires can be seen.

See G00348 for additional information on the SBP 9989.

Related material in collection: G00346,7. Summary comment by: Wally Banzhaf, John Hughes, Bill Ray, Wil Shurtleff, Jim Szot.

G00263   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.190
TI number: G00263
Microprocessor, MOS - The item is a display sample of the TI TMS9900 microprocessor in the dual inline ceramic package. The TMS9900 was the first high performance single chip 16 bit microprocessor. It was introduced in 1976 and is still in production.

On the sample, the cap has a glass insert so the chip and bonding wires can be seen. The device process is silicon gate MOS (NMOS). The organization and use of the TMS9900 are described in the TI9900 Family Systems Design and Data Book. A number of supporting devices were introduced to proved optimum use of the TMS9900 and are covered in the Data Book.

Summary comment by: Jim Huffhines, Jerry Luecke.

G00262   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.191
TI number: G00262
Microprocessor, MOS - Item is a TI production TMS8080A microprocessor in a ceramic dual inline package. The 8080 was a very popular industry standard in the 1970's. This device was built at the end of 1976 (D/C 7652).

The 8080 was originally introduced by Intel.

Summary comment by: Gene McFarland, Charles Phipps.

G00348   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.304.01
TI number: G00348
Microprocessor, Silicon Bipolar - The SBP 9989 is a TI second generation bipolar 16-bit microprocessor offering major improvements in performance over its predecessor, SBP 9900A. It was introduced and put into production near the end of 1980.

The SBP 9989 was implemented in TI's Advanced I2L Technology (Integrated Injection Logic). It was designed for military applications, with an operating range of -55 to 125 degrees C, low power consumption and a tolerance of radiation exposure. The chip measures 0.235" x 0.245" (0.057575 sq. in.) and contains 4831 transistors and 218 resistors. The SBP 9989 is also available in the 68 terminal chip carrier package which is approximately 1" x 1" x 1/16".

Related material in collection: G00347,9. Summary comment by: Wally Banzhaf, John Hughes, Wil Shurtleff, Jim Szot.

G00348   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.304.02
TI number: G00348
Microprocessor, Silicon Bipolar - The SBP 9989 is a TI second generation bipolar 16-bit microprocessor offering major improvements in performance over its predecessor, SBP 9900A. It was introduced and put into production near the end of 1980.

The SBP 9989 was implemented in TI's Advanced I2L Technology (Integrated Injection Logic). It was designed for military applications, with an operating range of -55 to 125 degrees C, low power consumption and a tolerance of radiation exposure. The chip measures 0.235" x 0.245" (0.057575 sq. in.) and contains 4831 transistors and 218 resistors. The SBP 9989 is also available in the 68 terminal chip carrier package which is approximately 1" x 1" x 1/16".

Related material in collection: G00347,9. Summary comment by: Wally Banzhaf, John Hughes, Wil Shurtleff, Jim Szot.

G00323   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.332
TI number: G00323
Photo Available Microprocessor Learning Module - The microprocessor learning module was developed as a design training tool at a time when knowledge of designing and using microprocessors was limited (1976).

Following the introduction of the first microprocessor designs, which were for specific applications, in the early 1970's, more complex designs began to be introduced in the mid 1970's, and a broader range of applications were identified. To spread the design and application knowledge among interested engineers, TI developed the Learning Module and Instruction Manual.

Summary comment by: Jim Huffhines, Jerry Leucke.

C00417   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.357
TI number: C00417
Photo Available Receiver, Microprocessor Controlled - The TI 9000 Loran C receiver, announced in August, 1977, was the first low cost receiver designed for small boats and for use by the novice as well as the veteran skipper. This unit, S/N 9A0662 was the 162nd production set.

The TI 9000 was microprocessor computer controlled to rapidly and automatically search, acquire and track available stations to obtain and display up to four time differences. Several configurations and circuit updates of the 9000 were built, including the TI 9900 series which provided voice information for certain programmed functions. A line of airborne receivers, TI 9100, TI 91 and TI 92 were also built, starting with the TI 9100 in early 1982. TI halted production of the Loran receivers in the first quarter of 1986 because of unprofitability. The line had become a mature technology with high assembly costs. Subcontracted assembly in Mexico could not match the Far East competition. For additional information, see the Artifacts Historical Files.

Summary comment by: Ed Beaver, James A. Cook, Jerry Setliff.

G00058   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.399
TI number: G00058
Wafer - An early example of the TMS microprocessor for a consumer application (1976).

Slice contains MP0002A algorithm which was designed for a Majic Chief microwave oven. Slice designation indicates it is a revision C, 90% shrink design. Slice was probed and ink marks indicate reject chips. 79 good chips (GEBS) are indicated. The 90% shrink designation indicates that the original design was uniformly reduced by 10% on both the X and Y axes.

Related material in collection: G00059. Summary comment by: Bob Mckenna.

G00059   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.400.01
TI number: G00059
Microprocessor - Sample from pilot production lot of TMS1000, Rev. C with MP0002A algorithm.

These units were fabricated in Houston and carry date code 7632, 32nd week of 1976, in the 28 pi pi plastic package. The algorithm is for a Magic Chef microwave oven. The units should be handled only in the plastic foam to prevent electrostatic discharge damage.

Related material in collection: G00058. Summary comment by: Bob McKenna.

G00059   NMAH Catalog Number 1987.0487.400.02
TI number: G00059
Microprocessor - Sample from pilot production lot of TMS1000, Rev. C with MP0002A algorithm.

These units were fabricated in Houston and carry date code 7632, 32nd week of 1976, in the 28 pi pi plastic package. The algorithm is for a Magic Chef microwave oven. The units should be handled only in the plastic foam to prevent electrostatic discharge damage.

Related material in collection: G00058. Summary comment by: Bob McKenna.



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