Silicon Valley had a leader, Stanford engineering professor Frederick Terman, who attracted defense R&D projects to Palo Alto and helped his students William Hewlett and David Packard get customers for their first product, an audio oscillator
The two-minute animation, designed by JESS3, walks the viewer from the very first audio oscillator
, the HP 200A, to current technology with Agilent's newest and most popular function generator, the 33550 series.
On board Speaker provided for audio communication Audio Oscillator
: Adjustable Amplitude & Frequency (300 Hz - 3.
HP started out as a T&M Company with an audio oscillator
as its first product.
The graduate thesis Hewlett wrote while at Stanford -- which focused on practical applications for the new electrical-engineering technology of negative feedback -- became the basis for HP's first product, the audio oscillator
At that time, Disney purchased Hewlett's invention of an audio oscillator
to assist in the development and sound quality of Disney's film project, "Fantasia.
Their first product, the HP200A resistance-capacity audio oscillator
, was purchased by Walt Disney for the production of "Fantasia.
Here, viewers surrounded four turntables--modified by light switches, light sensors, audio oscillators
, contact microphones, variations in voltage, and manipulated radios--in search of a singular event, one that subtracts itself from daily life in the city.
The first products the company sold in 1939 were audio oscillators
used by Walt Disney Studios for the film "Fantasia.