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A 32,000-Word Magnetic-Core Memory

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The development of the IBM 738 magnetic core storage unit is described and associated engineering problems are discussed, including the electrical and mechanical arrangements for packaging more than one million magnetic cores and their circuits. This paper describes the driver circuits and the sense amplifier used for this system.

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IBM Journal of Research and Development  (Volume:1 ,  Issue: 2 )