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Bebop to the Boolean Boogie, 3rd Edition by Clive Maxfield

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Chapter 19. Hybrids

The Offspring Resulting From Crossbreeding

The word hybrid is defined as “the offspring resulting from crossbreeding.” Many would agree that this is an apt description for the species of electronic entities also known as hybrids, which combine esoteric mixtures of interconnection and packaging technologies. In electronic terms, a hybrid consists of a collection of components mounted on a single insulating base layer called the substrate. A typical hybrid may contain a number of packaged or unpackaged integrated circuits and a variety of discrete components such as resistors, capacitors, and inductors, all attached directly to the substrate. Connections between the components are formed on the surface of the substrate; also, ...

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