1987.0487.078 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Transistor Radio - 1957
TI number: Z00341

This radio was designed and built around a TI eight transistor kit in 1957. Although labeled as a pocket radio by Emerson, it was larger than usual for that designation. The design utilized eight transistors for improved performance.

At the time of the design of this radio, the usual procedure was to design for the minimum number of transistors to keep component costs low. However, it was found that the specifications for four of the transistors could be relaxed enough to improve yields considerably. As a result, the eight transistor kit cost only slightly more than the conventional four or six transistor kits.
Texas Instruments (Jim Lineback, Jim Nygaard.)

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