Incredibly Detailed Die-Shot of Maxim’s DS2401 Silicon from an iButton Device @Zeptobars @Maxim_IC
Another weekend another weekend die-shot! Zeptobars have this beautiful blue-and-orange image of a DS2401 silicon chip.
It has some really interesting features including patent numbers on the die:
And these paths leading to the ROM at the center of the silicon:
The full-size image is 47+ megapixels, so you can really navigate around it up-close if you wish. You’ll also note the iButton trademark stamp, alluding to this silicon came from or was intended for an iButton device.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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