RF Cafe Software
About RF Cafe
1996 - 2016
BSEE - KB3UON
RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The Internet was still largely an unknown entity at the time and not much was available in the form of WYSIWYG ...
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IC designers sometimes cannot contain their creative artistic bents and express their abilities in places where almost nobody will ever discover it - on the surface of a microchip. I found these examples strewn across the Internet, and not a one seems to have originated from its owner, so the copyrights, if any, are indeterminate. I will be glad to give credit if you provide authentication. Come to think of it, a lot of the chip art creators and their companies might not be too anxious to claim credit because potential copyright violation of their own.
Note: Since originally posting this I discovered a massive collection of chip art that has not just images, but also descriptions of the art and on which microchips they were discovered - Molecular Expression, on the Florida State University website.
These images have been chosen for their uniqueness. Subject matter ranges from historic events, to really cool phenomena in science and engineering, to relevant place, to ingenious contraptions, to interesting products (which now has its own dedicated Featured Product category).
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December 12, 2008