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Hi everyone!
I'd like to build a Bleep Drum.
I managed to find all the components on ebay, except for the MCP4901.
Is there any other chip which works the same and is available on ebay?
Thank you in advance.
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An alternative is any arduino board. It can produce DAC by using the PWM channels (several). If you want smoother analog, add a rc circuit.
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What's the fascination with e-bay?

Bet you get a better deal buying all your parts from digikey
http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/MCP4901-E%2FP/MCP4901-E%2FP-ND/2332819

or mouser
http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Microchip-Technology/MCP4901-E-P/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMswix2y39yldX1d8KpQmwEZF2ZRjWOWGGg%3d

with better delivery times and more than likely overall lower cost.
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@CrossRoads,
I am surprised. I have not bought from those two for several years. I thought they were more expensive, and shipping was more. I guess I should give them a try again.
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The big distributors are quite often better then e-bay.
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Thank you again.

@jack wp
I understsand, but my goal is to use an Atmega328, not a whole Arduino.

@CrossRoads
I'm sorry I forgot to mention that I live in Italy.
Both Mauser and Digikey offer components at excellent prices, but the shipment fees are 20€ and 18€ respectively, even for just 1€ worth of components.
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You should update your profile.

How about Farnell then?
http://it.farnell.com/microchip/mcp4901-e-p/ic-dac-8bit-dip-8/dp/1815946
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Farnell's shipment fee is 9€
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I am getting confused.
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but my goal is to use an Atmega328
Tell me again please , what is your question?
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So you have NO Italian sources at all then? That's too bad.
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You could also try http://it.rs-online.com/web/, however I expect they will have either a minimum order value or a shipping charge.
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So you have NO Italian sources at all then? That's too bad.
I know. Luckily there's ebay!

@jack wp
My question is:
Is there any other chip which works the same [as the MCP4901] and is available on ebay?

@dc42
RS is one of the most convenient of all sellers, but I usually find ebay to be even more convenient.
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