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  1. VoodooMojo

    VoodooMojo Thread Starter Active Member

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    http://www2.electronicproducts.com/Sample_Center.aspx


    Featured Samples:April 2012BQ27410DRZT-G1

    Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
    Status: ACTIVE
    Product Category: Battery Fuel Gauge
    Part Family: BQ27410-G1 System-Side Impedance Track? Fuel Gauge With Direct Battery Connection
    ROHS Compliant
    PB Free

    BQ76925PWR

    Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
    Status: ACTIVE
    Product Category: Lithium Ion Protection
    Part Family: BQ76925 Analog Front End for 3 to 6 Series Lithium-Ion Cells
    ROHS Compliant
    PB Free

    CSD97370AQ5M

    Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
    Status: ACTIVE
    Product Category: Power MOSFET Modules
    Part Family: CSD97370AQ5M Synchronous Buck NexFET? Power Stage, Vds 30V


    TPS2492PW

    Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
    Status: ACTIVE
    Product Category: Hot-Swap Controller (External FET)
    Part Family: TPS2492 Positive High-Voltage Power-Limiting Hotswap Controller with Analog Current Monitor Output
    ROHS Compliant
    PB Free

    TPS51216RUKT

    Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
    Status: ACTIVE
    Product Category: Multiple-Output Switching Controller
    Part Family: TPS51216 DDR2, DDR3 and DDR3L Memory Power Solution Synchronous Buck Controller, 2-A LDO, Buffered Reference
    ROHS Compliant
    PB Free

    ADS4242IRGCT

    Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
    Status: ACTIVE
    Product Category: High Speed ADC (>10MSPS)
    Part Family: ADS4242 14 bit 65MSPS Dual Low Power ADC
    ROHS Compliant
    PB Free

    CDCLVC1102PWR

    Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
    Status: ACTIVE
    Product Category: Single Ended
    Part Family: CDCLVC1102 Low Jitter, 1:2 LVCMOS Fan-out Clock Buffer
    ROHS Compliant
    PB Free

    INA333AIDGKR

    Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
    Status: ACTIVE
    Product Category: Single Supply
    Part Family: INA333 Low Power, Precision Instrumentation Amplifier
    ROHS Compliant
    PB Free

    PGA112AIDGST

    Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
    Status: ACTIVE
    Product Category: Programmable Gain Amplifier
    Part Family: PGA112 Zero-Drift, Programmable Gain Amplifier with MUX
    ROHS Compliant
    PB Free

    TMP75AIDGKT

    Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
    Status: ACTIVE
    Product Category: Temperature Sensor
    Part Family: TMP75 Digital Temperature Sensor with 2-Wire Interface
    ROHS Compliant
    PB Free
  2. panic mode

    panic mode Well-Known Member

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    Texas Instruments is great for samples, also Microchip, STMicro...
  3. Sparky49

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    Woah, that's great!
  4. MrChips

    MrChips Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice. My ADS4242 125Msps 14-bit ADC came in already today. That's 2-day delivery!
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  5. Sparky49

    Sparky49 Active Member

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    I'm gonna get everything!

    What? It's free!
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    R!f@@ AAC Fanatic!

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    Me too got with in 2 days...now that's delivery .
    Can u believe it... Texas sent me samples with in 2 days, to Maldives.
  7. MrChips

    MrChips Moderator Staff Member

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    Samples actually came from Digi-Key warehouse in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.
  8. count_volta

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    So how many samples can you get? I'm gonna get a bunch of stuff. This is great.

    Yes I'm one of those people who tries all the free samples at Costco even if I have absolutely no intention of buying whatever it is.
  9. spider87

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    What are you guys putting for company? ... Forgive me for a stupid question.
  10. Sparky49

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    Make something up - Sparkytech. or something. ;)

    Unfortunately, it doesn't like my email... :(
  11. panic mode

    panic mode Well-Known Member

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    company or school email work fine. each company sets own rules. some will send free samples and pay for customs and shipping, some will provide samples but you pay for shipping, etc.

    Microchip allows up to two orders per month. Each order can have two parts, each part up to 3 pieces.

    TI is similar but allows way more parts.

    ST allows few parts (up to 5 if I recall) and various quantities.

    Cirrus is similar but you have to pay duties (customs etc.) which is nice, it still costs less than value of the parts and may act as deterrent to those tempted to abuse it. They got nice 24-bit ADC which I'm soon to put to test.

    Ordering samples is not just about getting free chip but also making connections. Once they know you, you get invited to try something new, get some software, join seminar etc.

    I was just taking part in one such seminar organized by ST Micro and got nice board with Cortec M0 CPU. Perfect timing, because I am making development board for M4 (sample ;)) which is supposed to go into new product. Now I have something to play with until my new toy is ready.
    M0 is 32-bit micro running at 48MHz and has bunch of I/O. boards are low cost ($8 or so). Free version of software has 32k code limit (need to convince boss to spend some money).
    M4 is more powerful: 168MHz, has FPU, 1Mb of flash, 192k RAM.

    throw in couple of STH260N6F6-2 and you get rail gun... I mean wheel chair controller.:rolleyes:
  12. MrChips

    MrChips Moderator Staff Member

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    The STM32F4Discovery board was available as a free sample. If not anymore, it is still inexpensive. The STM32F407 running at 168MHz is an amazing chip. Let me know if you need any help.
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    panic mode Well-Known Member

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    what are you using as toolchain? i see IAR and uVision, not sure what the prices for full products are.
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    MrChips Moderator Staff Member

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    I use IAR and it is an excellent product. PM me for more info.
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