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liuzengqiang

I believe I just fried my adxl321 accelerometer I bought from sparkfun so I looked online for a cheaper alternative:

http://us.element14.com/analog-devices/adxl321jcp/ic-2axis-accelerometer-18g-lfcsp/dp/28M9820

This one uses the same chip as sparkfun with only 45% the cost, isn't that typical with sparkfun?! The thing is, has anyone purchased from them before? Thanks.
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RuggedCircuits

Element14 is an arm of Newark, which is an arm of Premier-Farnell, one of the largest distributors in the world.

It's safe ;)

In fact if you get it from Newark it's actually a bit cheaper (promo price):

http://www.newark.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=28M9820

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Senso

Yes, its normal, sparkfun markup is something around 100% and 1000% the real price.

liuzengqiang

Sorry. I got the wrong impression. The $13.6 was just the chip. The evaluation board was $32. Looks like I still have to pay $30 for this thing. Man!
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liuzengqiang

Can I fix it with a new chip? Too difficult?
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RuggedCircuits

Have you ever reworked a LFCSP package before?  :smiley-eek:

It's not for the faint of heart.

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mowcius

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Have you ever reworked a LFCSP package before?  smiley-eek

It's not for the faint of heart.

Bah - Bring out the chisel tip soldering iron :D

liuzengqiang

I have not. I've twice tossed the dead board in the trash. I should go get it back while my wife is not looking. Maybe a future version of me can handle this challenge.  ;)
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mowcius

Well firstly it shouldn't be going in the trash as it's an electronic item so it should be taken to be recycled at your local waste/recycling centre and secondly, always best to keep them - never know when they might come in handy :)

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