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

Function of the card:
Alloy sense amplifier stage 1

Listed in 1401 SMS card usage

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

Part number: 371885

Used in: IBM 1403 printer, 7030, IBM 1410

Cap code: None (details)

IBM SMS card type WV 371885 IBM SMS card type WV 371885

References: 1410_SMS_VOL_2.pdf, p112

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.