This page describes the IBM SMS card "AQV", and is part of the SMS card database.

Function of the card:
Alloy-Driver, 2, 12V

Listed in 1401 SMS card usage

Germanium alloy transistors were an early type of transistor, faster than the earlier grown-junction transistors.

Part number: 370834

PCB number: 493373

Used in: IBM 1401

Cap code: None (details)

Symbol: D

D: Driver. Isolates a signal from its generating source and uses it to drive one or more other circuits without affecting or overloading the generating circuits. Can be used to supply the required power directly or only to activate the circuit through which power is actually supplied.
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Image courtesy of Henk Stegeman

References: 1_2 SMS Cards, pp68,69
Coslet data

The information on these pages comes from a variety of sources, especially old IBM documents on, as well as information from the IBM 1401 restoration team, especially Tim Coslet's SMS data and Jim Hunt's data. Much of this information was obtained through OCR, so don't expect complete accuracy. These pages are not associated with IBM in any way.