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.
Approximately 7 dated entries over 32 pages.
12 x 10 inches
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).
Fairchild Semiconductor notebooks and technical papers