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Old 10-13-2007, 11:19 PM
Salgat Salgat is offline
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Does anyone know where I would be able to get a free Semiconductor Reference Book. As much as I love the online ones, sometimes I'm not near a computer when working with components, and it'd be nice to have a reference like the ones at my college. My teacher spoke of how some companies will provide them free, and was curious if they exist and how I would obtain one.
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Old 10-14-2007, 12:21 AM
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National Semi has a databook you can order for free. IRF has an MS Excel spreadsheet. Ask the local rep or distributer...they are usually happy to accommodate.
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Old 10-14-2007, 01:40 AM
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Many of the semiconductor manufacturer's have abandoned the practice of publishing databooks since PDF datasheets are much easier to control and keep updated as the devices evolve.

That said, I am sure you can still find databooks but they are a bit rare. They are becoming collector's items now.

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Old 11-01-2007, 04:43 AM
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Philips Semiconductors did a superb set of data books - the SC and IC series.. I do not know if they are still in print - Latest one I have is IC12 published 2000. try
Nope - Just tried link - now NXP.. All in pdf
Just checked the books I have - all available as pdf, but not printed any more.. old ones being sold at high prices.. I have 12 Philips books I got free.. Now would cost me about £300 second hand!

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Old 11-01-2007, 01:09 PM
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You can carry all the data in CD-ROM or DVD in your pocket and you'd need a truckload of paper books instead. Good riddance to the old books. I dumped tons of them which were taking up space. A laptop can hold all the datasheets you may need and which would be impossible to carry with you.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:03 PM
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Salgat, I'm afraid but you'll have to plan your electronic hoppy more or work near a computer
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