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Offline schmitt trigger

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Re: Silicon Valley wants a landmark. What should it be?
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2019, 03:25:30 pm »
Brumby, excellent idea.

On a post above, I had suggested an obelisk or column with iconography depicting the many products and great man involved in the SV.......but a silicon wafer would be definitively far more fitting.

And to the list of classic chips, I would definitively add the 4004.
 

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Re: Silicon Valley wants a landmark. What should it be?
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2019, 05:37:49 pm »
A 10m high 4k7 axial resistor
With actual 4k7 of resistance between the terminals?
That could actually be quite cool, a free resistance standard for the public ;)
 

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Re: Silicon Valley wants a landmark. What should it be?
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2019, 01:08:27 pm »
And to the list of classic chips, I would definitively add the 4004.

Yes.

I'm sure there would be several chips worthy of inclusion - and depending on the size of the wafer and the scale of dies, there would be the scope for quite a few candidates.  You might even have a row depicting the 4004, 8008, 8080, Z80 .... up to something a bit more current.  AND I suppose a couple of RISC processors to cover that side of things.

This idea has the scope for inclusion of a great number and variety of iconic elements ... and you heard it here on the EEVblog!
 

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Re: Silicon Valley wants a landmark. What should it be?
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2019, 10:22:43 pm »
No prizes for guessing what someone thinks the big landmark should be in the town of Woodenbong.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/wooden-bong/10901040

« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 10:29:28 pm by wilfred »
 

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Re: Silicon Valley wants a landmark. What should it be?
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2019, 11:07:40 am »
When I was visiting the valley regularly in the late 1990s / early 2000s the one landmark that almost everyone knew about was the Frys Electronics store on San Jose. Where else but here would a company build a store with a front entrance like an Aztec temple? In some ways highly appropriate as a temple to technology.

Is it still there or ha it been redeveloped in the name of progress? Probably now only stocks home appliances & other uninteresting stuff as it was heading there when I last visited in 2005.

Phil

 


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