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Just got shipping notification from TI.   Shipped by FEDEX

MSP430F5131 Mixed Signal Microcontroller         
     2 of 2 part(s) Shipped   17 Oct 2012    
 
MSP430G2553 Mixed Signal Microcontroller         
      2 of 2 part(s) Shipped   17 Oct 2012    
 
 UA7805 - 3 Pin 1.5A Fixed 5V Positive Voltage Regulator         
      3 of 3 part(s) Shipped   17 Oct 2012    
 
 TLC5941 - 16 Channel LED Driver with Dot Correction
               3 of 3 part(s) Shipped   17 Oct 2012    
 
 TLC5916 - 8-Bit Constant-Current LED Sink Driver
               3 of 3 part(s) Shipped   17 Oct 2012
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 Last night I ordered some EEPROM from http://am.renesas.com/
 
 I would have liked to get a UC chip but, I don't know if I could put them to use.

I will post if I get the shipment.

 

I got an MCU from them, they limit you to quantity one of one part when I was on there.  Was it the same for you, only one EEPROM?
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I got an MCU from them, they limit you to quantity one of one part when I was on there.  Was it the same for you, only one EEPROM?

 I tried to order 1 piece of SVRAM and only 1 piece of EEPROM but, my cart only shown 3 pieces of EEPROM. It seemed like that was the way it had to be. The shipping notice shows the EEPROM is being sent.
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 I got my EEprom From Renesas today! That was quick!

3 piece HN58X25256FPI#SO

IC EEPROM 256K 5MHZ 8SOP

Now I need a way to solder it down!
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Two days after requesting them I received the following from Atmel:

ATMEGA1284P-PU   MCU AVR 128K ISP FLASH 40-PDIP      3
ATMEGA2560-16AU   IC AVR MCU 256K 16MHZ 100TQFP      3
ATMEGA328P-PN   MCU AVR 32K FLASH 20MHZ 28PDIP      3
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OK, I tried getting some samples this week and I scored the following:

Maxim:
2x MAX7219
2x MAX6977

Atmel:
2x ATtiny84
3x ATtiny85

TI:
2x TLC5940
2x TLC5916
3x TPD2E009DBZR (needed to hack my DSO Quad)

The Maxim7219 came in a pretty little presentation box. The MAX6977s came in a tube marked "MAXIM engineering samples". All the rest came in generic chopped-off tubes, all from the same place, all in identical boxes. Probably some distributor or other.


If any manufacturers are reading this:
Free samples are a good service, especially to students/hobbyists who don't have accounts with Farnell/RS/etc. and will be killed by shipping costs if they try to order single chips from them. All the chips above found a good home and will be used, not hoarded (apart from the MAX7219s, because I like the box...good advertising strategy!) PS: It would be nice to have an option for USPS shipping instead of Fedex. I wouldn't have minded at all.
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The Maxim7219 came in a pretty little presentation box. The MAX6977s came in a tube marked "MAXIM engineering samples". All the rest came in generic chopped-off tubes, all from the same place, all in identical boxes. Probably some distributor or other.

Mine came like that too.  If I am not mistaken, they come from Digi-Key.
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...came in generic chopped-off tubes, all from the same place, all in identical boxes. Probably some distributor or other.

Mine came like that too.  If I am not mistaken, they come from Digi-Key.

Looks like it. The address on the paperwork is "701 Brooks Ave., Thief River Falls", that's Digi-Key's address.
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Just got a shipment from Analog Devices.  Didn't even send me a notification.  Of course it's from Thief River Falls..

AD8180ANZ

ADUC7027BSTZ62

ADG527AKNZ
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Many, many semiconductor companies use Digikey.  Maxim, ON, and Microchip do it themselves.  I think Linear does also.  Maxim is cheap, they use USPS but USPS is actually very efficient and usually gets it to you in 2 days.  I sort of like them doing that and saving themselves a bundle instead of doing it like ON and Maxim which send the stuff overnight from Asia.  What do you think that costs?  Here is a track of something that I sampled that ended up on backorder at ON that they just send to me:

Oct 19, 2012 8:08 AM On FedEx vehicle for delivery AURORA, IL
Oct 19, 2012 7:20 AM At local FedEx facility AURORA, IL
Oct 19, 2012 5:22 AM At destination sort facility CHICAGO, IL
Oct 19, 2012 4:07 AM Departed FedEx location MEMPHIS, TN
Oct 19, 2012 1:39 AM International shipment release - Import MEMPHIS, TN
Oct 19, 2012 12:29 AM Arrived at FedEx location MEMPHIS, TN
Oct 19, 2012 2:29 AM In transit SENNAN-SHI JP
Oct 18, 2012 5:55 PM In transit SINGAPORE SG
Oct 18, 2012 4:59 PM In transit SINGAPORE SG
Oct 18, 2012 4:56 PM In transit SINGAPORE SG
Oct 17, 2012 11:45 PM Shipment information sent to FedEx
Oct 18, 2012 11:26 AM Left FedEx origin facility SINGAPORE SG
Oct 18, 2012 10:24 AM Picked up SINGAPORE SG

I don't mind that they charged me $11 for shipping and handing 2 separate shipments like this.

14 hours Singapore to Memphis.  Wow.
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ADUC7027BSTZ62

What do you see in this part?  The hexadeci 12 bit ADCs?  What is your programming toolchain for it?

ADG527AKNZ

I cannot find that part.  Is it a digipot?
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OK, I tried getting some samples this week and I scored the following:

Maxim:
2x MAX7219

I am surprised they allow 7219s to be sampled.  I thought they stopped production on that and instead are selling the pin-compatible and slightly improved 7221s.
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OK, I tried getting some samples this week and I scored the following:

Maxim:
2x MAX7219

I am surprised they allow 7219s to be sampled.  I thought they stopped production on that and instead are selling the pin-compatible and slightly improved 7221s.

They had both on offer when I was there. I chose the 7219 because I wanted the 'classic' version of the chip.

I actually asked for three different chips but they only sent two of them due to "lack of stock" on the third (I don't remember the chip number...)

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Just got shipping notification from TI for:

LM2678 - SIMPLE SWITCHER High Efficiency 5A Step-Down Voltage Regulator

LM2596 - SIMPLE SWITCHER Power Converter 150 KHz 3A Step-Down Voltage Regulator

Was trying to find something that I could run servos off of. 

Anybody have any experience with this type?
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I have a few Atmel CPLDs they nicely sent me on my doorstep now, UPS confirms.  I got the Xilinx CPLDs to program out (no samples!  smiley-roll-blue) now I have to try with Atmel.  Plus, Atmel has them in an easy to use PLCC-84 which I quite like.
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