Artifact Details

Title

Teradyne -Automatic Germanium Test Set D133

Catalog Number

102713116

Type

Still image

Dimensions

overall: 10 in x 8 in

Description

Color image of Teradyne Automatic Germanium Diode Test Set D133.
Verso attached metadata: "The first Teradyne product (1961): an automatic tester for semiconductor diodes. Test limits were programmed on front-panel switches, diodes were dropped into the magnetic test fixture, and the operator pushed either of the red buttons. Green or red lights then indicated whether the devices passed or failed.
In later years, as transistors and integrated citrcuitsgreatly increased the complexity of programming, the fornt-panel limit switches gave way to the computer."

Category

Identification photograph

Lot Number

X7413.2015