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I found this datasheet site the other day; well worth bookmarking.
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Why?  Google "<device> datasheet pdf" to find datasheets.
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Well pardon me for trying to bloody help
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I wasn't trying to be rude, just asking why?  In my experience all the datasheet sites are already available via
google, are hard and frustrating to navigate to the actual PDF, whereas doing the right search from google is
much quicker.

Is that site better in some way?

[edit:  tried 3 part numbers off the top of my head, ACS712, WM8524GED, LM339.  That site only found one
of the three...]
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I found this datasheet site the other day; well worth bookmarking.

Thanks Jimbo!
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That site only found one of the three...

That's life....

On the other hand, the ones it does find, it lists a whole bunch of datasheets from different suppliers. It also has those searches by category and so on. Useful because it's one stop shopping (unless it doesn't find the things you want, of course)
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It often pays to look around. Especially if the device is considerably complex, as there is most probably multiple revisions, sometimes if you're not careful you end up with a pre 1.0/latest version and get confused as to why people are using so many undocumented features ( happened to me ).
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When it's an unknown part this is the First place I look... Then Google "It" If "it" isn't there.

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I find what works well, when the manufacturer is not known, is to search for the part at digikey, mouser, newark, avnet. They always have current links to datasheets.
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I find what works well, when the manufacturer is not known, is to search for the part at digikey, mouser, newark, avnet. They always have current links to datasheets.

Yes, very useful for in production stuff, but for out of production stuff.....

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These datasheet sites are "gaming" the Google Adwords (or others, like AdChoice) system. Their site is arrange to be intentionally confusing so some users will accidentally click on the Ads embedded all around their website (ad clicks = money ... one can make an easy $50-$100 a day doing this. )

I just use google "part_number datasheet" to find whatever I need, and avoid datasheet farm sites like these. 

Octopart.com is also good for finding sources of obscure parts. (to BUY, and not just their datasheet)
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Their site is arrange to be intentionally confusing so some users will accidentally click on the Ads embedded all around their website (ad clicks = money ... one can make an easy $50-$100 a day doing this. )
I agree with this. On many of my google searches for datasheets, the first sites to pop
up produce a jumble of links where you go in circles trying to find the proper link for
the actual datasheet. Big PITN. At first look, Jimbo's site appears to not be too bad.

Also, like Crossroads-Bob, for most parts I search at digikey or mouser, and a d/s link
shows up on the parts page, eg,

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Atmel/ATMEGA1284P-PU/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMtVoztFdqDXO3QpeG9FlGm9

Even better, if you click on 'Documents', mouser now has d/s, catalog page, and a
bunch of appnote links. That's actual content, rather than circular muckaround.





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Well pardon me for trying to bloody help
Just keep on sharing.
Appreciate it!
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All Google ever seems to turn up is AllDataSheets and the like.  I find even the manufacturer's site is rarely in the first page.  I took to downloading the data sheet of every part I buy and keeping it in an organized folder structure synchronized between my laptop and NAS.  I appreciate the link, since this obviously only works for parts my suppliers have in stock.
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Why?  Google "<device> datasheet pdf" to find datasheets.
Sometimes google "<device"> datasheet file:pdf" scores better as it searches explicit for filetype *.pdf,

Google has some more search tricks like "house new york $100000...$200000" three dots, google for google tricks smiley-wink
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