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(03-11-2016 05:53 PM)jebem Wrote:  
(03-11-2016 12:49 AM)Duane Hess Wrote:  tsk, tsk, tsk.... no wonder I get slapped so much & am so lonely!

Thanks to bring this SOS technology to our attention.

Talking about loneliness and highly resilient technology to be used in deed space, I can't resist to copy here this small statement from the above Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation publication:

"The farthest man-made object from the earth,
the Voyager 1 spacecraft, has an RCA-built SOS
microprocessor aboard it. It was launched in 1977
and left our solar system in 2003. As of January
2006 it was 14 billion kilometers from earth and still
functioning
"

I worked for RCA when they were manufacturing SOS technology in their Findlay, OH wafer fab. It was often used in space applications since it was resistant to SEU (single event upset) and it was a very low power process. The RCA CDP1802 8-bit microcontroller was used in many space applications and was, at the time, one of the very few SOS microcontrollers that also was capable of low power. Some of you may even remember that this microcontroller had a FORTH compiler and the people who used FORTH swore by its efficiency. It was probably the only micro that had a SEX instruction in assembly (selects one of the 16 registers to be an index register).
~ Jim J. ~
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Silicone on Sapphire - Duane Hess - 03-10-2016, 12:39 PM
RE: Silicone on Sapphire - smp - 03-10-2016, 01:40 PM
RE: Silicone on Sapphire - Dave Britten - 03-11-2016, 01:31 AM
RE: Silicone on Sapphire - jebem - 03-10-2016, 03:44 PM
RE: Silicone on Sapphire - Duane Hess - 03-11-2016, 12:49 AM
RE: Silicone on Sapphire - Jlouis - 03-11-2016, 01:44 AM
RE: Silicone on Sapphire - jebem - 03-11-2016, 05:53 PM
RE: Silicone on Sapphire - jjohnson873 - 03-12-2016 03:03 AM
RE: Silicone on Sapphire - BarryMead - 03-12-2016, 04:13 AM
RE: Silicone on Sapphire - Paul Dale - 03-12-2016, 05:27 AM
RE: Silicone on Sapphire - BillCRAV - 07-31-2016, 05:46 AM
RE: Silicone on Sapphire - BillCRAV - 03-13-2016, 12:57 PM
RE: Silicone on Sapphire - BarryMead - 03-13-2016, 05:50 PM
RE: Silicone on Sapphire - jebem - 03-13-2016, 06:53 PM
RE: Silicone on Sapphire - BillCRAV - 03-14-2016, 12:25 AM
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