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Encyclopedia > General Instruments

General Instruments Microelectronics was a division of General Instruments Corporation. GI was a manufacturer of LSI circuits and a pioneer in MOS technology and EAROM (Electrically Alterable ROM), with both off-the-shelf and custom circuits. In 1980, their product catalog included: An integrated circuit (IC) is a thin chip consisting of at least two interconnected semiconductor devices, mainly transistors, as well as passive components like resistors. ... The MOSFET, or Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor, is by far the most common Field effect transistor in both digital and analog circuits. ...

  • 16-bit Microprocessor: 1600 and 1610, a 16-bit CPU, used in the GIMINI TV-game set and in the Mattel's Intellivision
  • 8-bit Microcontroller: The PIC1650, a n-mos chip. The cmos version of this chip is today the core of the Arizona Microchip PIC controllers
  • ROM
  • Telecommuncations chips

Other products are: SP0256, a single-chip speech generator and the famous AY-3-8910. Mattel Inc. ... The Intellivision was a video game console released by Mattel in 1980; development of the console began in 1978 (less than a year after the introduction of its main competitor, the legendary Atari 2600 aka the Atari VCS). ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...



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