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Old 1st May 2012, 07:53 PM   #31
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So what was it like when you were a kid and monolithic opamps really were carved from a single rock?
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The stability was rock solid back then.
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Old 1st May 2012, 08:35 PM   #33
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So what was it like when you were a kid and monolithic opamps really were carved from a single rock?
You paid $5 for a uA709 from PolyPaks, aware that it probably wasn't a top-line part but hoping the defect was something that only showed up at a temperature extreme. (And that $5 would easily fill the gas tank on the family sedan.)

Then you hoped you made a good guess at the compensation component values, since High School students had only a vague idea of why they were there, much less any real understanding of how to select values.

Ahhh, "The good old days" - known as "These trying times" before the corporate restructuring.

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Old 1st May 2012, 11:46 PM   #34
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So what was it like when you were a kid and monolithic opamps really were carved from a single rock?
Dang, You guys are older than Carbon Dating.
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Old 2nd May 2012, 02:17 AM   #35
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Dang, You guys are older than Carbon Dating.
Jan is so old, they hadn't invented carbon yet. They were only up to boron.
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Jan is so old, he saw the big bang.
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Did you ever wonder what caused the Big Bang?? What do you think happens when those solid rock carved amps run away thermally? Heck, I INVENTED the second law!

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So old V-Caps were only a $1.......................
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