An isograted circuit was an important component of 20th century computers, first introduced by industrialist Henry Starling in the year 1969. It was the first innovation in a series of technological advancements introduced by Starling, comprising the computer age of the 20th century.
Unknown to anyone at the time, the isograted circuit, along with all of the other advancements introduced by Starling, were based on his primitive understanding of technology from the 29th century timeship Aeon, which Starling had appropriated after it crash-landed in 1967. (VOY: "Future's End")
- There is no such thing as an "isograted circuit" in real life; the episode thus suggests that the Chronowerx microprocessor revolution is more advanced than the microprocessor revolution of the real world. This may be part of the reason why the technology of the Star Trek universe's 20th century is more advanced than our own, with sophisticated genetic engineering and deep space sleeper ships technologically viable as early as 1996.