Artifact Details


SDS ZX12 kluge card module

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Physical object


Scientific Data Systems (SDS)

Identifying Numbers

Model number ZX11 Printed in black ink at the top of the extraction handle.
Other number 100597B Stamped in black ink on the circuit side of the module.
Serial number 275339 Printed vertically in black ink on the extraction handle of the module.


overall: 6 in x 7/8 in x 5 5/8 in


These modules are PCBs intended to be inserted in a card cage. There is an extraction handle attached to the front of the card, on which a paper label containing the model number, serial number, and other information is printed.

Opposite the handle there are 47 bifurcated gold-plated contacts arranged in two rows. This board constitutes a bread board. On the component side there is printing which shows locations for eight transistors and several hundred numbered holes. The circuit side has a pattern of traces which connect groups of the holes in various ways to allow circuits to be constructed by adding jumpers and components from one trace pattern to another.

The card has various quality control stamps on one side of the PCB.




Gift of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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