Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 753 from 2003/3/4
From: #AmigaZeux, Gu...
I find the notion that such radiation-hardened parts (which cost 6 to 7 digit figures per part) could be bought "years ago" at Amazon, Newegg or BestBuy, or could be simply bought used today, nothing short of ridiculous.
Indeed. I get Doommaster flashbacks.
I'm not even sure if "radiation-hardening" electronics, as it was back during the cold war, is even that much of an important thing any more. A single transistor (or track) inside a chip is a million times smaller than in the late 80s, and would presumably so be subjected to much less inducted current when exposed to a powerful EM flux.