Artifact Details

Title

Nichols patent notebook (#1111)

Catalog Number

102723001

Type

Text

Date

1965-12-28-1971-04-29

Author

Nichols, John

Biographical Notes

John Nichols was raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma. On graduating from college he joined the Philco Western Development Labs in Palo Alto, California, where he developed computer programs, and designed IO equipment and systems for satellite tracking stations. At Fairchild he reported to R. Walker on the Micromosaic and Micromatrix CAD chip programs. Together with C. Ghest, he conceived the architecture for many of the popular 9300 TTL MSI functions that were later copied by AMD, TI, and others. In 1973 Nichols joined R. Ulrickson as co-founder of Logical Services Incorporated in Santa Clara. Logical developed hundreds of new products incorporating microprocessors before and after it being acquired by Smartflex Systems in 1998.

Publisher

Fairchild Semiconductor

Identifying Numbers

Document number 1111

Extent

Approximately 7 dated entries over 32 pages.

Dimensions

12 x 10 inches

Description

This volume contains proposal for new products, including; method of determining distance from an aircraft to a radio station (pp. 1-4); construction of complex sequential circuits with ROMs (pp. 5-10); frequency discrimination with simple digital circuits (pp. 13-17); digital to shaft rotation conversion (pp. 18-25); and time division multiplexing on a single line (pp. 30-32).

Category

Notebooks

Collection Title

Fairchild Semiconductor notebooks and technical papers

Credit

Gift of Texas Instruments Incorporated

Lot Number

X6464.2012