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Transistor Generation ( 1956 - 1964 )

Invention: PDP-8 Straight Power Supply

PDP-8 Straight Power

Date: March 22, 1965

Description: Was made on March 22, 1965. Power Supply that can give 10-15 volts of energy. Standard pulse of energy was 100 nanoseconds. In the 1960's it powered transistor computers. Standard cost today is about $20 - $30.

Bibliography: "http://www.pdp8.net/straight8/pics_ps/small/P1030131.jpg." PDP8.net. Retrieved 24 January 2013 <http://www.pdp8.net/straight8/pics_ps/P1030131.shtml>.

Inventor: Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

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Birth Date - Death Date: Started in 1957
Birth Place: Maynard, Massachusetts
Brief biography: The DEC is responsible for making many NEW inventions in the 1950's - 1960's. These inventions included the PDP-8 and Transistor Computer. The DEC was opened in 1957.
Bibliography: "http://www.decodesystems.com/books/dec-1957-cover.gif." DEC Product Timeline. Retrieved 24 January 2013 <http://www.decodesystems.com/dec-product-timeline.html>.
"Digital Equipment Corporation." Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia.3 February 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Equipment_Corporation>.