Author Topic: Obtaining original National Semiconductor datasheets and application notes  (Read 5139 times)

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Offline vk6zgo

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I used to prefer the Philips books, (where they did make equivalent types), but Philips is even more "disappeared" than National.
 

Offline Tamworth10

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Here are the titles: see attachment.
 

Offline sicco

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I’m still trying to get datasheets for the 3 National Semiconductor ic’s used in Tektronix TDS3000 scopes. They are:
ADG361D
ADG365B
ADG360C

and also known as:
ADG361 MM9576-VJG
ADG360 MM9595-VUW
ADG365 MM9577-ACE

Picture as in https://www.pdnblog.com/repair-log/ tds3012.

Maybe these were never published because they were only made for Tektronix?
Or maybe they were classified dual-use for military radar applications?

Are they listed in these books?
 

Offline tooki

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I have about 20 of the old Blue National Instruments Databooks, all different, that I'm not sure are worth keeping. They are from the 1990s but I haven't used them for decades, but I used to love going through them to design digital circuits and power supplies.

Is anyone interested in them? Or do you think they hold values? You can pick them up for free in Newcastle NSW, or if the world has moved on then I'll sadly put them in the Yellow recycling bin  :-\.
Please find them a good home! While they’re likely available as scans online, there are people who would love a printed copy. (Or to not have to deal with crappy scans, which sadly most data book scans are.)

If I weren’t across the globe I’d love them…
 

Offline David Hess

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Maybe these were never published because they were only made for Tektronix?

I think that was the case.  Maybe someone on the mailing list knows, but I think National was making custom ASICs for Tektronix so the documentation would have been limited to National and Tektronix.
 

Offline chickenHeadKnob

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I have maybe 100kg of data books going back to the 1980s, which anyone can have if they want to collect them. I have not referenced any of them in 20+ years, except for nostalgia purposes. One day they will all get chucked in the skip, which seems a waste.

South east UK, on the coast. PM me if interested :)

PDFs are definitely lighter!  :D
In 2004 I moved across continent about 2400 Km using my own truck and my initial destination had limited space. So ruthless ballast discharge was in order. I had about 300 kg of paper documentation and books and no way to keep it. Having dealt with the old way of begging disti's for data books I think the internet and near 0 cost of duplication and distribution is a godsend, especially for students.
 

Online EPAIII

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If I were younger I might start a paper archive. But I am closer to the end than the beginning and who knows what my urchins will do with anything I leave behind. Perhaps someone younger.

I can donate some data books to it.
Paul A.  -   SE Texas
And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
You will find that it has discrete steps.
 


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