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Search refinements Categories. Pro Audio Equipment 1. Consumer Electronics Mixed Lots 8. Vintage Electronics 1. Format see all Format. All Listings filter applied. Buy It Now. Brand see all Brand. Unbranded NSC I've written about the famous op ampwhich came out in The LM op amp in an 8-pin metal can. The photo above shows the LM op amp in a metal can.

The LM is the commercial-grade version of the LM The chip's metal layer is clearly visible, with thin metal traces connecting the different parts of the chip. The square bonding pads around the edge of the chip are connected by thin wires to the chip's external pins.

Under the metal layer, you can see the silicon that forms the basis of the chip. To form transistors and resistors, a process called doping treats regions of the silicon with elements such as phosphorus or boron. In the die photo, these regions have a slightly different color, which makes the structure of the chip visible under the metal.

Die photo of the LM op amp. The LM is the commercial version of the LM While the chip seems incomprehensible at first, close examination reveals the different components and their connections.

By carefully studying the die photo, I reverse engineered the circuit for the op amp. Surprisingly, this chip has an unusual circuit design, more modern than National Semiconductor's "classic" LM design. Although the package has the National Semiconductor logo, the internal circuitry matches the Motorola LM datasheet.

Different manufacturers have widely differing implementations of the chip, so you can't expect two chips to behave the same just because they have the same name. Why op amps are important The function of an op amp is to take two input voltages, subtract them, multiply the difference by a huge valueor moreand output the result as a voltage. If you've studied analog circuits, op amps will be familiar to you, but otherwise this may seem like a bizarre and pointless device. How often do you need to subtract two voltages?

And why would you want to amplify by such a huge factor?

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Would amplifying a 1 volt input result in lightning shooting from the op amp? It turns out that op amps are extremely useful and versatile, making them a key component in analog circuits.

With simple feedback circuits, you can use an op amp as an amplifier, a filter, integrator, differentiator, or a variety of other circuits. The point of the high amplification is it improves accuracy, even if the amplification of the overall circuit is small. Transistors inside the IC Transistors are the key components in a chip. If you've studied electronics, you've probably seen a diagram of an NPN transistor like the one below, showing the collector Cbase Band emitter E of the transistor.

But it turns out that transistors on a chip look nothing like this, and the base often isn't even in the middle! Symbol and oversimplified structure of an NPN transistor.

lm308 metal can

The photo below shows an NPN transistor on a op amp die. The different brown and purple colors are regions of silicon that has been doped differently, forming N and P regions. The whitish-yellow areas are the metal layer of the chip on top of the silicon—these form the wires connecting to the collector, emitter, and base.

Underneath the photo is a cross-section drawing showing approximately how the transistor is constructed. There's a lot more than just the N-P-N sandwich, but if you look carefully at the vertical cross section below the 'E', you can find the N-P-N that forms the transistor.

Below that is a P layer connected to the base contact B. Structure of an NPN transistor in the op amp The innovative feature of the LM is the superbeta transistor, seen below. It has a much thinner base region below the emitter.

This gives the superbeta transistor a much higher beta i. This image shows one of the superbeta transistors in the LM op amp.I will ship with tracking to the listed regions. To negotiate shipping rates to other locations, please send me a message.

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Very Good Used Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape. Reverb collects tax on the sellers behalf. Learn More.The LM series of precision operational amplifiers are particularly well-suited for high source impedance applications requiring low offset and bias currents as well as low power dissipation.

Unlike FET input amplifiers, the offset and bias currents of the LM do not change significantly with temperature variations. Advanced design, processing and testing techniques make the LM a superior choice over previous devices. A photodiode sensor application is shown below. For applications requiring higher performance, see the LT, and LT At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase.

The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist. ADI has always placed the highest emphasis on delivering products that meet the maximum levels of quality and reliability.

We achieve this by incorporating quality and reliability checks in every scope of product and process design, and in the manufacturing process as well. International prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates. For volume-specific price or delivery quotes, please contact your local Analog Devices, Inc. Pricing displayed for Evaluation Boards and Kits is based on 1-piece pricing. The package for this IC i. An Evaluation Board is a board engineered to show the performance of the model, the part is included on the board.

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Also, please note the warehouse location for the product ordered.The Germanium Dirt kills with the 'Dirt' control dimed, but it is also capable of delivering some fine, moderate overdrive sounds. Quite transparent and very sensitive to playing dynamics. This is a perfect pedal for crisp and tasteful punk, postpunk and noisy indie rock tones.

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The extended low-end response makes it great for 'drop-D' tunings, stoner rock, baritone guitars and even bass. The tone control of the Germanium Dirt is very subtle, only dialing off the most harsh high-end, and never muffling your sound completely.

Here's a casual first test drive demo at my Instagram account.

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The 'Dirt' control all the way up. Download the Germanium Dirt manual here. Reuss Germanium Dirt. Gritty, grainy, fuzzy and blissfully noisy This is a sister model to the succesful Reuss ' Old Black Shoe ' pedalbased on the same old LM 'metal can' IC, but replacing the hybrid clipping arrangement with a pure germanium construction, using four vintage US made germanium diodes.

Like all Reuss pedals, the Germanium Dirt is completely handmade in Europe from top-shelf parts.

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Your pedal is only few days away, no matter where you live. Reuss Musical Instruments.Log in or Sign up. The Gear Page. Feb 14, 1. Messages: I just purchased a metal can lm off Ebay for my rat pedal. Love the tone but it is 3 times louder than the other rectangular Lm Anyone Have this experience? Anyone find having a socket noisy compared to soldering in the chip? Feb 14, 2. Messages: 2, Feb 14, 3. I complained to the seller but he states he has sold fifty of them with no problems and installed 5 himself but when asked what direction the can goes leg placement he said it is trial and error.

I did some research and found that pin 8 goes in the upper right corner. You think that someone who had no problems and installed 5 would know that. He is trying to B. Guess that I learned the hard way. Be leary of Ebayers selling these. Feb 14, 4.

lm308 metal can

Messages: 1, Feb 14, 5. I may have fried it. It sounds great as far as the tone goes but alot of noise. I guess I better buy a new one. Has anyone tested both the can lm and the chip side by side? What sounds better? Feb 14, 6.

Feb 14, 7. Todd LynchFeb 14, Feb 14, 8. Messages: 3, What is the problem? If it is louder just turn down the volume right? You said it sounded good.Especially in this economy, a lot of workers are not upgrading to the latest and greatest. But a lot of people are still buying new tools all the time. Older tools are wearing down, and battery packs are reaching the ends of their lives.

Manufacturers are describing some of these new brushless cordless tools as being just as powerful as cordless tools. This could also be why Dewalt is expanding their selection of specialty 12V and 12V-compatible tools. Rather than minor upgrades, they waited a little longer and pushed forward major upgrades. Chris saysAug 9, 2013 at 9:49 pmI know brushless has turned a lot of these tools into real good tools, but some of these premium cordless tools are expensive compared to the cheaper more powerful corded counterpartsAnd like you said in this economy, money is everything.

Kinda like the big three waiting on the prius to fail. Now they all get to play catch up with the technology. I dont think Dewalt is letting anyone test the market.

They are just following their plan of riding on the contractors market that just flat out cant leave dewalt because they have put out cheap tools that lasted for allong time. But if you have a 100 batteries and 25 chargers and 50 drills you just cant leave so you buy the crappy recip saw from dewalt. I know where I work the choice was made to only allow one product line. So they stock and continue to use gutless low run time 18v Nicad Dewalts. I know other contractors that have the same issue and try to align all their products.

Though it may seem unnecessary for some to switch to brushless and to an even further extent switching brands, I am not alone. You can argue that we can just use a corded tool if we need longer run times but I hate hunting down power outlets, I hate hauling around an extension and that includes wrapping it, storing it, unwrapping it at the job site, having the extension becoming a trip hazard for me, other workers, and clients, wrapping it up for transport in the vehicle and it being an extra tool taking up valuable space in my vehicle.

A let down to me is where the pack drains quicker than it can be charged. Those occasions in which you are sitting around waiting for the batteries to finish charging (2 battery packs one depleted and one charging). Now I could get a 4.

Well not necessarily as with longer run time comes a longer charge time canceling out the benefit, I would still be in the same situation. Brushless would provide me longer run time without the need for larger batteries. Now onto another benefit for brushless tech for me is a more compact, shorter, and lighter tool.

Because of its size and weight the dcd985 is my least used cordless drill. Switching to some thing like the Milwaukee fuel hammer drill might not change that but it would help.

Im not trying to push others into switching to brushless or even switch brands. I am just stating reasons why it makes sense for me to switch.