Re: Unusual “gold” IC chips?

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Tue Mar 22 12:42:05 CDT 2022

> On Mar 22, 2022, at 1:25 PM, Magnus Ringman via cctech <cctech at> wrote:
> Those look like "stripline" RF/microwave packages.  PCBs will have cutouts
> for the package body, so that the leads can be soldered flat (no bends)
> directly onto impedance-controlled leads on the board.
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2022 at 6:17 PM Oldcompu via cctech <cctech at>
> wrote:
>> Anybody know what these are? Maybe RF related? Found on a box of computer
>> ships.

Yes, microwave.  And the wide connection strips suggest high power devices, so perhaps power transistors (though why so many leads is unclear) or MMIC amplifiers.


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