1987.0487.089 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Rectifier - 1957-8
TI number: G00360

This device is from an engineering lot of the first TI SCR design. It used an aluminum alloy gate and was produced in the 1957-8 period. The design used a diffused junction with the gate formed by alloying aluminum through the junction.

This development led to a board line of SCR's or thyristors by TI for consumer, industrial and military applications. By the early 1980's, the market was considerably reduced by the control circuit changes brought on by IC's. In 1986, the only types manufactured by TI are for radiation hardened requirements.
Texas Instruments (Ed Allison, Wade Feemster, Dave Jasper.)

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