Name that Ware, August 2022

The Ware for August 2022 is shown below.

Yet another contribution from jackw01! I had always been curious about these and I thought it was really neat to get a peek inside. It’s interesting how tightly integrated things are becoming – a single tiny black box that does magical things. I hope we collectively never forget what goes into everyday things, or else they may go the way of the Antikythera Mechanism.

5 Responses to “Name that Ware, August 2022”

  1. Jered says:

    What the heck uses a 10-pad edge connector? The best I can come up with is “SFP transceiver” but those typically aren’t potted….

  2. Matthew says:

    Looks like the top half might be the backside of some kind of sensor that is partially obscured by the potting, and the lower half a MCU to read from it.

    I am going to take a wild guess: The sensing element for the laser assembly on an optical disk drive.

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