Integrated Circuit, Dual 3 Input, Apollo Guidance Computer

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This is a pre-production silicon integrated circuit of the type used in the Apollo Guidance "Block II" computers, installed on the Apoll Command and Lunar Modules. The circuits were designed by the Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation of Mountain View, California, and manufactured by Phbilco, at their Landsdale, Pennsylvania plant. Each computer used several thousand of these chips.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Gift of David Chester

Materials

  • Silicon
  • Gold
  • Epoxy
  • Plastic
  • Ink

Dimensions

  • Overall (Larger case): 5.7 × 5.1 × 2.2cm (2 1/4 × 2 × 7/8 in.)
  • Overall (Smaller case): 3.5 × 2.9 × 1cm (1 3/8 × 1 1/8 × 3/8 in.)
  • Overall (Rectangular circuits): 1.9 × 0.6 × 0.2cm (3/4 × 1/4 × 1/16 in.)
  • Overall (Larger circuit): 2.9 × 2.5 × 0.2cm (1 1/8 × 1 × 1/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT-Electronics

Inventory Number

A20170004000

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