1987.0487.280 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Silicon Power Transistor - 1965-6
TI number: G00101

The item is one of the first silicon power transistors for MERA. It had a 2 W output at 2.25 GHz and a gain exceeding 3dB. It was built in 1965-6.

This item was part of the original S/B Lobby display. One of these transistors was in each of the MERA modules in chip form. The coaxial package with this chip was used for device testing and evaluation only. For additional information, see "Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits: an Historical Perspective", IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, Vol. MTT-32, No. 9, September, 1984, in the Artifact Historical Files.

Related material in collection: G00100, 102, 180, 310, 311.
Texas Instruments (Tom Hyltin, Brad LaGrange, Frank Opp, Roger Webster.)

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