Understand the Function of this Circuit

In summary, the conversation discusses a circuit diagram that is used in bombs and other critical systems. It is a WOM (Write Only Memory) circuit, meaning it can only be written to and not read from, making it cost-effective for such applications. The conversation also mentions the use of flux in the De Lorean car in the movie Back to the Future and points out some interesting details in the circuit diagram.
Engineering news on Phys.org
  • #2
LOL.
there is even the flux used in the De Lorean car in the movie Back to the Future
 
  • #3
It is a WOM circuit. Write Only Memory. Circuits like this are used in bombs and things of this nature. Critical information gathered by the smart bombs guidance system is stored here. Naturally, a WOM is all that is required since after detonation any memory device would be destroyed rendering it useless for data retrieval. So in order to save money, the designers settled on a write only memory.
 
  • #4
That makes sense, the bomb trigger is rigged to a 666 timer.

[PLAIN]http://blog.makezine.com/operationalhamsterfier.gif
 
Last edited by a moderator:
  • #5
Quinzio said:
LOL.
there is even the flux used in the De Lorean car in the movie Back to the Future
I think it was a flux capacitor, to be more specific. :)
 
  • #6
in case anyone is curious, that resistor net works out to 1.337 sohms. Also, did anyone notice the scale in the top left? :P
 
  • #7

Related to Understand the Function of this Circuit

What is the purpose of this circuit?

The purpose of this circuit is to perform a specific function or task, such as amplifying a signal or converting energy from one form to another.

How does this circuit work?

This circuit works by using a combination of electronic components, such as resistors, capacitors, and transistors, to manipulate the flow of electricity and achieve its intended function.

What are the components used in this circuit?

The components used in this circuit can vary depending on its function, but common components include resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors.

What is the difference between a series and parallel circuit?

In a series circuit, the components are connected in a single loop, meaning the current flows through each component in sequence. In a parallel circuit, the components are connected in multiple branches, allowing the current to flow through each component simultaneously.

How do I troubleshoot problems with this circuit?

To troubleshoot problems with this circuit, you can use a multimeter to test the voltage and current at different points in the circuit. You can also visually inspect the components for any signs of damage or loose connections. If necessary, you can refer to the circuit's schematic diagram to identify potential issues.

Similar threads

  • Electrical Engineering
Replies
4
Views
799
  • Electrical Engineering
Replies
19
Views
2K
  • Electrical Engineering
Replies
7
Views
935
  • Electrical Engineering
Replies
2
Views
810
  • Electrical Engineering
Replies
12
Views
1K
Replies
22
Views
1K
  • Electrical Engineering
Replies
1
Views
942
Replies
1
Views
800
  • Electrical Engineering
Replies
7
Views
1K
Replies
4
Views
928
Back
Top