May 29, 2022

ITT Intermetall SAH181 - 30% of 70's multimeter : weekend die-shot

ITT Intermetall SAH181 comes from a time when you needed multiple chips to build 3/4-digit multimeter. It is a part of multimeter chipset: roughly, SAH161 receives comparator output and contains part of ADC logic, SAH171 is "memory" for storing digits to be displayed (there are different versions for 1000/2000/10'000/20'000 count multimeters) and finally SAH181 scans digits from memory (SAH171) and displays them using single external BCD->7 segment decoder.

Die size 1697x1439 ┬Ám.