Analog Devices Godzilla

Analog Devices Godzilla

Analog Devices chip designers usually place at least one piece of silicon artwork on their popular digital signal processor integrated circuits. Among the creatures we have found on these DSPs are Sonic the Hedgehog, the Tasmanian Devil, and a Shark. The photomicrograph above illustrates yet another silicon doodle placed on an Analog Devices DSP by the engineers. This one is a miniature (30-micron) rendition of the fire-breathing monster Godzilla, similar to the MIPS Godzilla found on the R10000 microprocessor.

This photomicrograph was derived from a chip housed in the Smithsonian Institution integrated circuit collection (catalog number: 1996.3017.32).


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