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Time to Abolish ICs

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Mahmoud In My Dinner Jacket, May 8, 2006.

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  1. Think of all the fun you'll have constructing circuits from scratch!
  2. Sounds like a threat to me. You got an emp up your sleeve?
  3. Not when things are just starting to get interesting:

    Mark L. Fergerson
  4. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Guest

    Oh, but I do.

    I've even built vacuum tube circuits. Booyah!

  5. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Sounds like each chip has an LC oscillator on-board, and a mess of
    them are supposed to injection-lock. Terrifying.

  6. I read it as one osc per chip, but the clock lines are so arranged
    that there's no (little) loss because they turn back on themselves
    moebius-wise so you get a traveling wave reinforced by inverter pairs
    distributed along them, and you can pick off whatever phase you want by
    carefully choosing the pickoff point. Apparently the tech is good at
    least to 3.5 gHz in the pilot version. Allegedly there's more room for
    improvement; we'll see.

    Mark L Fergerson
  7. Did you build the actual vacuum tubes?
  8. Now, now, Jimmy, no-o-o-o-o one's trying to threaten you.
    I got empathy for de WHOLE WHIRL!!!!
  9. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Guest

    Unfortunately no, I don't have any glassblowing or vacuum equipment.

  10. Get a copy of this book:

    which not only describes how to build (and use) your very own toobs,
    but includes instructions on filling them with vacuum.

    Mark L. Fergerson
  11. Sounds like you're missing out on some fun!
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