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

Function of the card:
Drift-binary trigger

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

Part number: 370369

PCB number: 493171

Used in: IBM 1414 I/O Synchronizer, IBM 1410, 7040


T: Trigger. A conditioned bi-stable device whose steady-state outputs change from one stable state to the other with two separate triggering levels, pulses, or voltage changes. The set input turns the trigger on if the reset input Is not on, and vice versa.
IBM SMS card type TAM 370369 IBM SMS card type TAM 370369

References: 1410_SMS_VOL_1.pdf, p94
This page created by Ken Shirriff on Wed Sep 15 18:15:09 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.