Integrated Circuit, SETI

Integrated Circuit, SETI

     

This silicon integrated circuit was used in a special purpose supercomputer that searched for evidence of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. The computer was connected to a radio receiver that scaned the electromagnetic spectrum rapidly. The chip processed the received signals to search for patterns that might stand out amidst the background noise.

The NASA Ames Research Center, in Mountain View, California, developed this chip in cooperation weith the SETI Institute.

Gift of the SETI Institute and Silicon Engines, Inc.

Gift of the SETI Institute and Silicon Engines, Inc.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Designer
Stanford University

Type
EQUIPMENT-Electronics

Materials
Silicon, DSP Eengine
VLSI Chip - CMOS
Dimensions
3/16 inches deep, 1.5 inches long, 1.5 inches wide

This silicon integrated circuit was used in a special purpose supercomputer that searched for evidence of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. The computer was connected to a radio receiver that scaned the electromagnetic spectrum rapidly. The chip processed the received signals to search for patterns that might stand out amidst the background noise.

The NASA Ames Research Center, in Mountain View, California, developed this chip in cooperation weith the SETI Institute.

Gift of the SETI Institute and Silicon Engines, Inc.

Gift of the SETI Institute and Silicon Engines, Inc.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Designer
Stanford University

Type
EQUIPMENT-Electronics

Materials
Silicon, DSP Eengine
VLSI Chip - CMOS
Dimensions
3/16 inches deep, 1.5 inches long, 1.5 inches wide

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