The documents below, courtesy of Eldon C. Hall, are the specifications and related documents for the AGC's NOR gate (flat pack, dual 3-input NOR version).
Please see related documents on the AGC Integrated Circuits and Reliability Page. Detailed examination of the problems associated with the packages can be found in those reports, along with die related issues. Additionally, a partial analysis of Apollo devices has been conducted. Additionally, the AGC Integrated Circuit Packages notes go along with this page.
DUAL NOR GATE
SPECIFICATION CONTROL DRAWING
DRAWING NO. 1006321
Sheet 1 of 5 Sheet 2 of 5 Sheet 3 of 5 Sheet 4 of 5 Sheet 5 of 5 .zip file
Apollo G & N Specification
ND 1002359 Rev. A
August 8, 1967
This specification established the minimum requirements for the acceptance of integrated circuit Nor gates and Nor gate expanders for use in flyable deliverable end items. The procedures described herein shall be performed by the G&N Industrial Contractor as part of incoming inspection, screen, and burn-in.
Jayne Partridge and L. David Hanley, Jr.
The procurement, screen and burn-in, and field history of the semiconductor parts in the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) is given. Both field failures and variability of performance through screen and burn-in are directly related to change occurring in the parts manufacturer's facilities. The problems of developing and sustaining high reliability are discussed.
Apollo Guidance Computer and Other Computer History
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