Name that Ware July 2007

The wares for July 2007 are shown below.

Again, I’m having fun with the X-ray machine. I like looking inside parts that you normally can’t look inside of. The prize this month goes to the first person who can correctly guess the Ware in either image!

I’ve also got some more posts from the Made in China series forthcoming, but it takes a long time to assemble the movies and write the text and I’ve had a busy schedule (since I last blogged I’ve been to China and Portland). Chumby just shipped its first 50 units and we’ve got the full production ramp right on the heels of these units–lots to do! Based on the enormous response Chumby got on the first 50 offer, demand is going to be quite high for chumbys so be sure to sign up on the website to be notified when broad distribution starts, or else you may not be able to get one for a while!

11 Responses to “Name that Ware July 2007”

  1. Hugo says:

    Second looks like a quartz crystal in a leaded can package, First some kind of IC package, but nothing in that sort of package comes to mind – perhaps a CMOS crystal clock oscillator IC?

  2. awalton says:

    One’s a quartz crystal in a can, the other’s an oscillator in a IC-type 4-lead package. But it looks like I’ve been beaten by an hour or so.

  3. Travis says:

    Definitely quartz crystal oscillators. The top one is either a surface mount crystal oscillator (such as DigiKey #SE3623CT-ND) or a VCO (such as DigiKey SE3603CT-ND).

    The bottom one is almost certainly a Cylinder-type Quartz Crstal (such as DigiKey #SE3201-ND).

    Cool pictures!

  4. Roby says:

    Ware1:some kind of hybrid technology 4 lead ic…metal package… maybe a Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO), surface mount.

    Ware2:miniature size cylindrical quartz crystal.

  5. noobie says:

    Ok, how can you guys look at that picture and know its an oscillator?? Have you guys seen these things under a microscope, or is there something in the picture Im not seeing?????

  6. Ian says:

    I was going to guess oscillator as well, but just based on the package type and what I’d expect to see inside one.

    I’d really like to see the inside of one of the Honeywell MEMS compasses, but they are rather pricey.

  7. Karin says:

    Congrats on the first Chumby shipment!! The girls are finally growing into the T-shirts, if you need any advertising models (though I think your target population age is a bit higher ;) )

  8. radmanz says:

    both are oscillators..
    top: VCO
    bottom: Cylinder-type Quartz Crystal.

    noobie: yeah, i can tell! (i hope)

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