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Title: IC names
Post by: bassmasta17 on November 24, 2008, 08:43:28 PM
from my studies here i have found many diffrent names here. if any one knows what the difference is post away.
Title: Re: IC names
Post by: earthtonesaudio on November 25, 2008, 07:56:36 AM
Names vary depending on the manufacturer.  For example Texas instruments might make a LM380 while the NTE replacement part is 740A.

But for the most part, ICs are named similarly to the first one of that type.  The "741" single op-amp was very popular, and is made by many companies.  Most of them use 741 in the name even though they're not the original manufacturer.

Same for the 4558 dual op-amp.


But in general the name of the IC doesn't tell you anything about what's going on inside.  Not like tubes where the numbers actually describe the number of pins or something.  If you want to know what the names/numbers mean, you have to look it up.
Title: Re: IC names
Post by: bassmasta17 on November 25, 2008, 03:22:34 PM
Anything on the tone?
Title: Re: IC names
Post by: earthtonesaudio on November 25, 2008, 04:12:26 PM
Absolutely not.
Title: Re: IC names
Post by: bassmasta17 on November 25, 2008, 07:56:02 PM
thanks i thought their might have been a toneage diffrence.
Title: Re: IC names
Post by: blackcorvo on July 13, 2009, 03:08:43 PM
OF COURSE there's a tonal difference from different op-amps, but that's not noted in their codes.

but if you check their datasheets you'll see they have different frequencies range. some work from AF to RF.
this frequency range is, IMO, what defines their tonal characteristics.
Title: Re: IC names
Post by: jacobyjd on July 13, 2009, 03:37:45 PM
Whoa, necropost...
Title: Re: IC names
Post by: phaeton on January 01, 2013, 12:32:28 AM
Whoa, necropost...

I'll necropost YOU.
Title: Re: IC names
Post by: Cjuried on May 12, 2016, 10:40:43 AM
As a rule of thumb, always refer to the manufacture(s) data sheet(s) and compare specifications between multiple manufactures.
Title: Re: IC names
Post by: duck_arse on May 12, 2016, 11:29:09 AM
Whoa, necropost...

well said!
Title: Re: IC names
Post by: Jdansti on May 12, 2016, 03:00:21 PM
Whoa, necropost...

well said!

Someone's been playing with flux capacitors.
Title: Re: IC names
Post by: bluebunny on May 12, 2016, 04:33:19 PM
Someone's been playing with flux capacitors.

Yeah, but whose flux capacitors?  Manufacturer makes all the difference...   ;)
Title: Re: IC names
Post by: RickyTerzis on September 14, 2017, 02:41:14 PM
Hi...i am a new user here. As per my knowledge Cs are named similarly to the first one of that type.  The "741" single op-amp was very popular, and is made by many companies.  Most of them use 741 in the name even though they're not the original manufacturer.Same for the 4558 dual op-amp.
But in general the name of the IC doesn't tell you anything about what's going on inside.
Title: Re: IC names
Post by: Hatredman on September 20, 2017, 08:28:06 AM
As a rule of thumb, always refer to the manufacture(s) data sheet(s) and compare specifications between multiple manufactures.
As a rule oficial thumb, You shouls always Necropost.

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