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

Function of the card:
CTDL-Trigger Gate Extender
CTDL Trigger Extender Card

Listed in 1401 SMS card usage

Complemented Transistor Diode Logic (CTDL) is IBM's term for a form of diode-transistor logic.

Trigger is IBM's term for a flip flop or latch.

Part number: 371081

Used in: IBM 1401, IBM 7070


E: Extender. Provides additional inputs to logical blocks and triggers. Adds to drivers the ability to drive more loads.
IBM SMS card type JN 371081 IBM SMS card type JN 371081

Image courtesy of Randall Neff

References: 2_2 SMS Cards, pp37,38
Coslet data
IBM Standard Modular System, Component Circuits, p163
This page created by Ken Shirriff on Wed Sep 15 18:15:10 2021.

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.