1987.0487.262.02 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Minuteman III Circuit Board
TI number: Z00146

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.
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