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Correlator chip, for the Australia Telescope, silicon/metal/paper, CSIRO Division of Radiophysics/Austek Microsystems, Australia, 1985

Made by Austek Microsystems in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1985.

Correlator chip, for the Australia Telescope, silicon/metal/paper, CSIRO Division of Radiophysics/Austek Microsystems, Australia, 1985.
Computer chip containing 46,000 transistors on a thin slice of silicon 6.5 mm square. The silicon is housed in a 40 pin package. It can make 20 million calculations each second. In the Australia Telescope correlator, the chips are mounted on a correlator module housing 16 chips. Eight of these modules are placed side by side in a correlator block. There are at l...

Summary

Object No.

97/292/2

Object Statement

Correlator chip, for the Australia Telescope, silicon/metal/paper, CSIRO Division of Radiophysics/Austek Microsystems, Australia, 1985

Physical Description

Correlator chip, for the Australia Telescope, silicon/metal/paper, CSIRO Division of Radiophysics/Austek Microsystems, Australia, 1985.
Computer chip containing 46,000 transistors on a thin slice of silicon 6.5 mm square. The silicon is housed in a 40 pin package. It can make 20 million calculations each second. In the Australia Telescope correlator, the chips are mounted on a correlator module housing 16 chips. Eight of these modules are placed side by side in a correlator block. There are at least 15 correlator blocks needed to combine the signals from all possible pairs of antennae.

Marks

Manufacturer's name on white paper label affixed to underside of chip, printed, 'AUSTEK'.

Dimensions

Height

8 mm

Width

50 mm

Depth

16 mm

Production

Notes

CSIRO Division of Radiophysics with Dr Warwick Wilson as section leader.

Austek Microsystems, Adelaide

History

Notes

The Australia Telescope correlator chips were designed for use on the Australia Telescope at Narrabri.

Source

Credit Line

Australia Telescope National Facility

Acquisition Date

6 November 1997

Cite this Object

Harvard

Correlator chip, for the Australia Telescope, silicon/metal/paper, CSIRO Division of Radiophysics/Austek Microsystems, Australia, 1985 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 April 2019, <https://ma.as/158048>

Wikipedia

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