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97/292/2 Correlator chip, for the Australia Telescope, silicon/metal/paper, CSIRO Division of Radiophysics/Austek Microsystems, Australia, 1985

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Object statement
Correlator chip, for the Australia Telescope, silicon/metal/paper, CSIRO Division of Radiophysics/Austek Microsystems, Australia, 1985
CSIRO Division of Radiophysics with Dr Warwick Wilson as section leader.

Austek Microsystems, Adelaide
The Australia Telescope correlator chips were designed for use on the Australia Telescope at Narrabri.

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Description
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.

Designed: CSIRO Division of Radiophysics;

Made: Austek Microsystems; Adelaide, South Australia; 1985


Used: Australia Telescope; Narrabri, New South Wales
Marks
Manufacturer's name on white paper label affixed to underside of chip, printed, 'AUSTEK'.
97/292/2
Height
8 mm
Width
50 mm
Depth
16 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Australia Telescope National Facility
Subjects
+ Radio astronomy
Currently on public display
+ By the Light of the Southern Stars Exhibition, Sydney Observatory
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