difference between BEP and HPV on an ic

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by nuggs, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. nuggs

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    Hi i'm new to all this but was wondering if the BEP or HPV on a ic is just the company. I am after a 12f629 I/P BEP, but i have a 12f629 I/P HPV. is there a diffence? Thank in advance signed NOOB!! :)
     
  2. GopherT

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    A 12f629 is a 12f629. The rest is package type, voltage range and safe operational temperature range. Check the "packaging" chapter in the DATASHEET and the overview on the first section for details.
     
  3. WBahn

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    Why are you after the "BEP" part? Is that from some schematic or parts list or just because that's what was on a device that you want more of?

    The I/P means that it is an Industrial temperature range Plastic DIP packaged part. The "BEP" and "HPV" are likely traceability codes that Microchip can use use identify in much greater detail the history of that part incase there are problems.
     
  4. ErnieM

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    The full part number for that part is PIC12F629-I/P, which specs a PDIP package good over a temperature range of -40C to +85C.

    If you got the last 3 letters off an existing board they may be the "Quick-Turn-Programming" code indicating that device was programmed by Microchip at their factory.

    Users with stable code and requiring a large quantity will sometimes do such.
     
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