Integrated Circuit, Very High Speed (VHSIC)
This is an example of an integrated circuit that was produced as a result of a U.S. Air Force sponsored program, ca. mid-1980s. The program was intended to produce circuits for aerospace applications, which both switched at high speeds and also were resistant to radiation, either cosmic as might be encountered by a satellite in space, or man-made as a result of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from a nuclear explosion.
Gift of Honeywell, Inc.
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- Honeywell Inc.
- Various materials, possibly Silicon, Gallium Arsenide, Sapphire, ceramic or plastic package.
- Overall: 3/8 in. tall x 2 1/2 in. wide x 1 1/2 in. deep (1 x 6.4 x 3.8cm)