1987.0487.324 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Integrated Circuit Test Board
TI number: G00082

This board represents an early (1960) method of designing and working with integrated circuits.

Because integrated circuits in the flatpack were dissimilar to existing packages, TI had to develop test boards to facilitate use of I/C's. The boards shown were some of the first designs to allow engineers to breadboard a design and test the IC without damaging the package. Thus, the same IC could then be used in a prototype equipment. Shown with the test boards is an equivalent circuit with conventional components tightly assembled to illustrate the potential size reduction with an IC.

Related material in collection: G00096, L00230, 396, 397.
Texas Instruments (Willis Adcock, Jack Kilby, Charles Phipps.)

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