Semiconductor Reference Book

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  1. Salgat

    Salgat Thread Starter Active Member

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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.
  2. nanovate

    nanovate Well-Known Member

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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.
  3. hgmjr

    hgmjr Moderator Staff Member

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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.

    hgmjr
  4. FredM

    FredM Senior Member

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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 http://www.semiconductors.philips.com
    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!
  5. GS3

    GS3 Active Member

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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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    Salgat, I'm afraid but you'll have to plan your electronic hoppy more or work near a computer

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