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August 13, 2018

Phillips NE564N - PLL : weekend die-shot

This is another early and widely used PLL. Unlike CD4046 it can operate at whopping 50MHz.
Die size 2332x1519 µm.


July 29, 2018
July 21, 2018

Ti CD4046BE - CMOS PLL / Oscillator : weekend die-shot

We used to think that 4000-series or 7400-series standard logic are all relatively simple ICs. Ti CD4046BE is probably the most complex of these - It's a PLL with internal VCO and even zener voltage reference for external voltage regulator. It could still be useful today, if you're fine with it's 1.4Mhz frequency limit.

Die size 2271x2007 µm.



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July 15, 2018

BB OPA134PA - FET input opamp : weekend die-shot

BB OPA134PA is a trimmed, low-noise low-distortion (0.00008%) opamp with FET input stage.
Die size 1592x1077 µm.


July 1, 2018

Microchip MCP6024 - CMOS R2R 10MHz opamp : weekend die-shot

Microchip MCP6024 is a CMOS R2R 10 MHz opamp with input offset trimmed down to 0.5mV.
2 identical dies inside plastic package.


June 30, 2018