Unknown TI logic series

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Sun Dec 12 14:29:06 CST 2010

On 12 Dec 2010 at 15:05, Shoppa, Tim wrote:

> With regards to pinouts not everyone even inside a company had the
> same thoughts regarding pin locations for Vcc and gnd. TI did a pretty
> good job most of the time putting them at 7 and 14 or 8 and 16 for TTL
> which did simplify layout, but there are lots of exceptions even
> inside the TTL product space. And sometimes there were good reasons
> for the exceptions, other times I think it was just internal
> squabbling :-)

...and sometimes differing between sub-families with the same numeric 
part number. (e.g.  7486 vs. 74L86).

The idea of which way the gates in package should point also seems to 
be an early bone of contention (7400 vs. 7401).

And even the issue of pairing inputs with outputs or placing inputs 
on the opposite side of the package for bus-related chips (e.g. 
74LS373 vs. 74LS573).


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