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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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Cobra 25LTD Classic CB Radio

All the way back to 1991 for this Cobra CB radio. Looking it up I was surprised to find that a Cobra 25LTD Classic is still sold today (This one at Walmart). The microphone input has been moved to the … Continue reading

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Palm V – part 2

So many chips worth looking at from this 1999 Palm V teardown, to avoid making it too large I have split it into two entries in part 2 I am looking at the display backlight driver, the LCD driver and … Continue reading

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Christmas Cracker Calculator

A tradition in my house at the xmas dinner is the christmas cracker with the paper hats, the corny jokes and of course the tacky toy. This maybe a British thing that is not so common worldwide, for those not familiar they look like … Continue reading

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