Monthly Archives: January 2018

Texas Instruments TRF5101

The TI TRF5101 is from around 2002. Removed from a old cell phone, but I cannot recall which one?! I know it is an RF receiver probably for cellular but I could find no information about this chip. Texas Instruments … Continue reading

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Maxim MAX1636 Low Voltage Step-down controller

┬áPackage MAX1636 is a synchronous buck switch mode power supply controller for laptop CPU’s. Taken from a Apple Clamshell iBook from 2000. Packaged in a 20 pin DIP with 2000 week 35 date code.     Die Photo Die size … Continue reading

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LCD Display Drivers

Over the past year I have pulled apart several old phones. I thought it would be interesting to look at a selection of the LCD display drivers and how they have progressed.I am going to look at three LCD displays, … Continue reading

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