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Intel 8080 Microprocessor

I wanted to decap an iconic Intel 8080 microprocessor. Although (low resolution) die photos can be readily found, I wanted to take a closer look myself. Launched in April 1974 the 8080 was the successor to the 8008.  It was … Continue reading

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Motorola MC6847P Video Display Generator

Used in the TRS-80, Acorn Atom and several other home computers the MC6847P is a video display generator enabling a TV to be used to display text and graphics. The date code is week 52 1978. (YMCA by the village … Continue reading

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ITT 4116 16k DRAM

In late February 1983 Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean was about to hit #1 (where it lasted for only one week) 🙂  At the same time this ITT 4116 16kb x 1 DRAM was packaged. Back in the late seventies ITT … Continue reading

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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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