1987.0487.185 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Microwave Integrated circuit display
TI number: G00180

Display contains a slice and several chips of the first microwave integrated circuit produced at TI. It was developed an produced in the Semiconductor Research and Development Laboratory (SRDL), March, 1966.

The circuit was designed for the MERA program. It was a T/R switch, switching the antenna between transmit and receive. According to Roger Webster, "It was truly the first monolithic microwave IC. Also , it was the first monolithic microwave IC that worked." Item G00311 is a duplicate of this item except for mounting.

Related material in collection: G00100-2, 310-1.
Texas Instruments (Tom Hyltin, Frank Opp, Roger Webster.)

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National Museum of American History

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