IC golden legs

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IC golden legs

Goldleg Ic
From the MAKE Flickr photo pool

Bengt-re submitted this photo of a vintage integrated circuit, the MC7476P to be precise. The gold contacts were used to ensure the best surface conductance when the chip was seated in its socket … either that or this is one classy “Dual J-K Flip-Flop” – MC7476P with golden legs on Flickr

12 thoughts on “IC golden legs

  1. sean says:

    Bling, bling! Ghetto fabulous!

  2. phatdaddio says:

    now that’s what I call some bling!

  3. maushammer says:

    That’s curious because the high-end chips are usually in ceramic rather than plastic packages. Unusual find!

  4. David says:

    This is not unusual at all. I have TONS with gold plating in my parts bins.

  5. Collin Cunningham says:

    @David – well, perhaps not unusual for you – new to many of us.

    @maushammer – good point, i did me some googlin’ on this lil guy but couldn’t find much infos

  6. ISMAIL says:

    I’ll buy those gold ic’s you hvae in your parts bin. i don’t care about the condition. email me some pics. i’ll make an offer.
    info@phonedriveusa.com

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