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The E90CC is a special quality double triode from Mullard. This valve is interesting from the fact that no attempt has been made to separate the two sections on the base pin out. Mullard describe the E90CC as a close tolerance double triode for computer use.
The twin triodes seen end on.
Thanks to Rainer Glaschick we have information on this valve.
The E90CC was used in the IBM CPC Computer in a plug-in module, like the picture seen below.
Although not written in the article on the CPC, but Rainer had very short access to such a module in 2009. The module is now in the HNF Computer Museum in Paderborn.
The E90CC was designed for high speed and high reliability digital circuits, as the data-sheet says, it has 10,000 hours lifetime and is not designed for amplifiers with low noise etc.
There are some example digital circuits that could use this type, e.g. in the Book by Copeland about the Pilot ACE early Computer, and a German book on tubes in pulse applications.
The 1960 IBM CPC computer.
The thin glass tube envelope is 17 mm in diameter and, excluding the B7G base pins, is 60 mm tall.
References: Datasheet, 1040 & Rainer Glaschick. Type E90CC was first introduced in 1955.
It is difficult to compare today's computers with this 1960 IBM CPC computer. Large servers with preventive maintenance software are used in a variety of fields including facility management. Computerized preventive maintenance software is designed to reduce costs and minimize operational downtime.
Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions¶
Updated July 05, 2014.