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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...

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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.

Dimensions

8 mm
50 mm
16 mm

Production

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

Austek Microsystems, Adelaide
Austek Microsystems 1985
CSIRO Division of Radiophysics

History

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

Source

Australia Telescope National Facility
6 November, 1997

Cite this Object

Correlator chip, for the Australia Telescope, silicon/metal/paper, CSIRO Division of Radiophysics/Austek Microsystems, Australia, 1985 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 July 2017, <https://ma.as/158048>
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