[sdiy] CA3080 has gone where noone has ever been

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Thu Apr 8 23:58:03 CEST 2021


Even then, still a saving of a few kilos of fuel

On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 11:01 PM Jay Schwichtenberg via Synth-diy <
synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:

> A lot of people (and it surprised me when I found out) don't know that SMT
> was used in the 60's for the Saturn V electronics that got people to the
> moon.
>
> There are YouTube videos you can look up on this.
>
> Jay S.
>
>
> On 4/8/2021 3:49 AM, Spiros Makris via Synth-diy wrote:
>
> What if I told you that CA3080 has been to space?
> I was going through various documents of the MAVEN mission I found on an
> FTP server online and what do you know, the part that made history in the
> synth world was used and flown all the way to Mars, and even entered its
> atmosphere.
> [image: image.png]
> Unsurprisingly, it is among the few non-qualified parts on the list and
> the cheapest, at $1.80
> I peaked at the schematics and they used it for signal conditioning before
> an ADC (peak detection I think).
> A whole new level of flex by one of the most influential ICs of Synth
> history!
>
> MAVEN was launched on 2013 and has been operational, orbiting Mars until
> today. It's primary mission is to study the upper martian atmosphere.
>
>
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