January 2, 2022
Infineon BFP450 - highly linear low noise BJT, 24Ghz fT : weekend die-shotI like that it is complex for a BJT, yet one can see everything without de-layering. You can compare it to BC858C (fT 250 MHz), BFP540 (fT 30 GHz) and BFR740 (fT 42 GHz). Apparently complexity explodes beyond 24Ghz.
Die size 526x456 µm.
January 1, 2022
Motorola µA723PC - precision voltage regulator : weekend die-shotDie size 1361x1105 µm.
January 1, 2022
Mitel MT8870CE - DTMF decoder : weekend die-shotDie size 4224x3035 µm.
November 1, 2021
Ti TMS0119 - single-chip calculator (1971) : weekend die-shotTexas Instruments TMS0119 is part of TMS100-series of integrated single-chip calculators. Ti was first in the world (1971) to achieve this level of integration. Originally used in TI-2500 calculator. It is made using 10 um metal gate PMOS process (metal width = 10 um, metal spacing = 10 um, diffusion width = 10 um, diffusion spacing = 10 um).
You can read much more about Texas Instruments calculators & their microchips at http://www.datamath.org/, which is a result of countless years of Joerg Woerner's dedication.
Die size 5874x5800 µm.
October 11, 2021
Toshiba TC74HC181P - 4-bit ALU : weekend die-shotTogether with 74*182, Toshiba TC74HC181P could be used to build custom discrete CPU.
Die size 2730x2722 µm. Datecode 8813H.
August 2, 2021
AMD LF356H - JFET opamp : weekend die-shotSurprised to see analog part from AMD? Me too. It's from the era when AMD was not yet crushing desktop CPU world like a hydraulic press.
Package photo below. Die size 1877x1120 µm. Datecode 8035YP.
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