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Hackaday Supercon – Ken Shirriff : Studying Silicon: Reverse Eng…

Hackaday Supercon - Ken Shirriff : Studying Silicon: Reverse Eng...

From the outside, integrated circuits are mysterious black boxes. Here’s how to open up some famous analog and digital chips including 8008 microprocessor, 555 timer, the first FPGA chip, Intel’s first RAM, the 76477 sound effects chip, and a counterfeit RAM chip.

Hackaday Superconference: The greatest gathering of hardware hackers, builders, engineers and enthusiasts on the planet returns. Streaming Live talks from our 'Main Stage' in Pasadena, CA.

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  1. Date: November 4, 2018 at 04:10
    Author: KiloSierraAlpha

    Such an awesome talk! Always wanted to know more about what those things on a silicon die were. Thanks!

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