Integrated Circuit, Dual 3 Input, Apollo Guidance Computer

favorite

Display Status:

This object is on display in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

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:

Inventory Number

A20170003000

Credit Line

Gift of David Chester

Manufacturer

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

  • base: silicon
  • wires: gold
  • packaging: epoxy

Dimensions

Overall: 2.9 × 2.5 × 0.2cm (1 1/8 × 1 × 1/16 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Type

EQUIPMENT-Electronics

Related Topics