[sdiy] CA3080 has gone where noone has ever been

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Fri Apr 9 03:08:29 CEST 2021


Actually they were hybrid SMDs not like what we think SMT is like now. Size and weight were main factors in going that way.

Jay S.


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Subject: Re: [sdiy] CA3080 has gone where noone has ever been

Back then they were called "flatpacks" and were not the paper thin
micro-pitch of today's SMD ICs.  Predominant in military electronics
even into the 1990s.

MC

On 4/8/21, 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.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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