Then there are other paths to pursue.I am interested in computers (but more ICT than it) and oscillators (especially synths) I first started to program in python and then this year I started more appreciate the ICT side because I find it cooler and more fun than just think and write a program
Same here. All of my recent Jameco orders have come with a letter certifying the authenticity of the parts. Newark does the same. Tayda Electronics doesn't provide a letter, but they claim that they only buy directly from manufacturers.This is the first time I've ever heard anything like this about Jameco.
Jameco has been providing certifications since the mid-1990s. If any counterfeits did pass through Jameco, Jameco was more likely the victim of counterfeits than a perpetrator. Do you really think Jameco made a fortune selling counterfeit 74LS04 chips for $0.39 each?Yes, those certifications they recently added is a direct effect of the counterfeits they sold.
Simply post detailed, close-up images of a genuine part and a fake part you have received from JameCo. I purchase from 150+ vendors around the world, and we are tied into many standards bodies that release list and reports of fake components, oems, and information on how to tell- usually it covers a range of time over which components were manufactured (like capacitors over a 2 year period from brands X, Y, and Z, for example).I have daily personal experience with fakes, a bin full, my recycler loves those fakes and is richer as a result. It is a huge problem and eBay or Amazon pull the offending products quite fast when reported. Others even knowingly sell those fakes like the chinese sites everyone here seams to like so much, the best you can get is your money back when reported but they keep on pumping the junk out.
Well, considering that it is easier sometimes to find DIMMs or a whole old card (I have dozens of them) from vintage systems, it can be easier to find RAM chips that way that to try to source them individually. That's my point.That's what the sweatshops do.
thxWell, considering that it is easier sometimes to find DIMMs or a whole old card (I have dozens of them) from vintage systems, it can be easier to find RAM chips that way that to try to source them individually. That's my point.
A 16-word x 4-bit RAM only has 8-bytes, so it's kind of pointless to work with unless just for the sake of learning. Working with a DIMM is a lot smarter. All you need are 8 of them, and you could have at least a 1MB minimum in a system.
by Jake Hertz
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