Question 1

What does it mean if an integrated circuit comes in DIP form? What does the acronym “DIP” mean?


Question 2

Where are the power supply pins most commonly located for integrated circuits in the standard “DIP” form? Some manufacturers of high-speed digital ICs are now relocating power supply pins to the middle of the package, like this:

Explain the rationale for this non-traditional pin assignment.


Question 3

Find one or two real integrated circuits and bring them with you to class discussion. Identify as much information as you can about your ICs prior to discussion:

Part number
Date of manufacture


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