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Maxim MAX1636 Low Voltage Step-down controller

 Package 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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LTC3789 High Efficiency Buck-Boost Regulator

Package The Linear Technology High Efficiency, Synchronous, 4 -Switch Buck-Boost Controller is a very sophisticated voltage regulator capable of regulating an output voltage to 1% from an input voltage range of 4V to 38V that can be above or below … Continue reading

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Rohm BA6860FS 3-phase Motor Driver

Package From 1994 another chip from the JVC Camcorder.  This one was located on an area of the board labeled “SERVO” so I guessed it was a motor driver.I was somewhat surprised to manage to find a datasheet.  Turns out … Continue reading

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Motorola MC6802

A few months ago I looked at a Motorola MC6800 bought on eBay that was branded with a Freescale logo, contained an Hitachi fabricated die (probably from late 80’s or early 90’s) and had a 2016 assembly date code.  Reader Jeremy … Continue reading

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