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Jan Waclawek
02/28/06 03:13
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#110910 - per function
Responding to: Oliver Sedlacek's previous message
I did it as Oliver for a couple of years, then I switched and now I have a handful of directories such as "Analog" "Sensor" "Processor" "Peripherals", of course with a lot of subdirectories - e.g. "Processor" goes to "4bit" "51" "PIC" "AVR" "8bit" "ARM" "MIPS" "Misc" etc.; then "51" splits to "Atmel" "Cypress" etc.

Both approaches have their + and -. Sometimes I found difficult to assign a chip to a "function group" (esp. with "mixed" function chips) - I am trying to solve it creating small "link" files pointing from directory to directory (I don't like to store the pdfs multiple times although that would be a less time-costly solution). In the "per manufacturer" approach, some of the manufacturers have a too wide products portfolio; and also after a certain time one would forget that "XXX" makes very nice yyy's too...

I say "chips" but then there are some bigger devices (e.g. "Modems"), there are appnotes sometimes with more informational value on a particular chip than the datasheet itself etc.etc.; so the "system" has to be flexible enough.

I have seen (participated in) an attempt to build a huge chips database, but that inevitably ends with very vague and practically unusable system. One has do it obviously himself to fit his own requirements.

Jan Waclawek

List of 12 messages in thread
Datasheet Organization      Jon Ledbetter      02/27/06 09:31      
   Electronic data?      Oliver Sedlacek      02/28/06 02:35      
      per function      Jan Waclawek      02/28/06 03:13      
   Be assured that Acrobat will evolve      Kalpak Dabir      02/28/06 03:31      
      KISS principle      Oliver Sedlacek      03/01/06 03:16      
         Already violated!      Kalpak Dabir      03/01/06 23:56      
   datasheet organization      Andy Peters      03/01/06 18:24      
      What about finding...      Jon Ledbetter      03/01/06 20:46      
         Document renaming?      Oliver Sedlacek      03/02/06 02:10      
            document renaming!      Jan Waclawek      03/02/06 02:47      
               search inside PDF      Anders Sandström      03/02/06 04:18      
               Google desktop search      Oliver Sedlacek      03/02/06 04:42      

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