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Richard Erlacher
07/03/05 18:10
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Denver, Co
USA


 
#96484 - it's about the sales ...
Responding to: Jan Waclawek's previous message
Unfortunately, many reprogrammable parts are no longer supported by datasheets at the manufacturer's web site because they don't sell that part any longer. If you have to maintain "aging" devices, or if you have an existing stock of parts acquired by someone else, you may actually find yourself unsupported by manufacturers' data, since they would rather sell you something else.

Additionally, sometimes the manufacturer discontinues what turns out to be "just right" for your application, a part of which you're able to get OTP's readily, but for which the datasheet is nowhere to be found, along with the reprogrammable parts, aside from the three you still have in stock. Not every application involves manufacturing 10K boards per week.

In cases such as these, a chip-database is a handy thing, provided the associated database is consciensciously and thoroughly manintained.

How often have you enocuntered a database that turns up a cursory datasheet without adequate programming information, or other parameters?

RE

List of 33 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
chips database      Jan Waclawek      06/28/05 05:29      
   chips lists, a warning      Erik Malund      06/28/05 06:26      
      exactly for this reason      Jan Waclawek      06/28/05 06:30      
         I would rather      Erik Malund      06/28/05 07:00      
            certainly      Jan Waclawek      06/28/05 07:15      
               nope      Erik Malund      06/28/05 07:18      
                  OK then the other way round      Jan Waclawek      06/28/05 07:40      
                     it's about the sales ...      Richard Erlacher      07/03/05 18:10      
                        the book      Erik Malund      07/05/05 06:18      
               I dunno      Andy Neil      06/29/05 18:42      
   How aboyt ?      Steve M. Taylor      06/28/05 06:31      
      EACH chip?      Jan Waclawek      06/28/05 06:35      
         Chip Lists      Jon Ward      06/29/05 14:25      
            re: chip lists      Jacob Boyce      06/29/05 14:27      
            chip list      Jan Waclawek      06/29/05 14:39      
               Tabular Device List      Jon Ward      06/29/05 17:39      
                  Sorry      Jan Waclawek      07/04/05 03:10      
                     No Problem      Jon Ward      07/04/05 05:43      
            I'd be interested      Craig Steiner      06/30/05 10:34      
               Device ID      Jon Ward      06/30/05 11:00      
                  Nahh...      Craig Steiner      06/30/05 11:04      
                     extra columns      Jan Waclawek      07/04/05 07:36      
               yes, but      Erik Malund      07/05/05 06:34      
                  appnotes list      Jan Waclawek      07/05/05 06:46      
   chip lists      Jacob Boyce      06/29/05 09:16      
      Editable chip database      Craig Steiner      06/29/05 09:31      
         re:editable chip database      Jacob Boyce      06/29/05 10:03      
         import from Keil vs. self-edited      Jan Waclawek      06/29/05 10:06      
         edible chips database      Erik Malund      06/29/05 10:08      
            Comments      Steve M. Taylor      06/29/05 10:15      
               Now I got curious:      Jan Waclawek      06/29/05 10:53      
            re:editable chip database      Jacob Boyce      06/29/05 10:26      
         Device Database      Jon Ward      06/29/05 14:18      

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