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

Function of the card:
CTDL Emitter Follower PNP

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

Part number: 371631

Symbol:DE

DE: Driver Emitter Follower. A driver, operating on the emitter follower principle, used for power amplification, impedance matching, and isolation without inversion. Often used as a logical element.

References: IBM Standard Modular System, Component Circuits, p231
This page created by Ken Shirriff on Wed Sep 15 18:15:11 2021.

The information on these pages comes from a variety of sources, especially old IBM documents on bitsavers.org, 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.