|1987.0487.002||Texas Instruments Collection||Object|
|HAL-9 Computer - 1969
TI number: G00110
The first computer designed by TI, 1969, specifically to control machines in real time.
The HAL-9 was a 16 bit "Stored Program" direct address digital computer.
It was designed to be utilized with almost any then available memory, but an Ampex RF-4 was the one used. Fifty computers were built, and most of them were used to operate the first automatic bonders. A few had other applictions, and one was reported to be still in use in the early 1980's in the Lubbock Opto operation.They were superceded by the TI 960.
Some of the technical feautures were:
|Texas Instruments (Lee Blanton, Mike Bunyard, Ed Millis.)