Designing replacements for the hybird ICs used in the Akai VT-100 Video Recorder

The Akai VT-100, introduced in 1969, is one of the first ‘portable’ video recorders. It is unique in that it records on 1/4″ tape while most early recorders used 1/2″ tape. This, combined with very cleaver packaging and highly integrated (for the day) electronics allowed it to be smaller and lighter then the competition. However, […]