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Where to get sample IC's

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Either from the local rep for whatever parts you want or from the manufacturer directly. The first place to check is the website of the manufacturer you are interested in.
I am working in my company and we need to evaluate parts first before we purchase.


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they deliver free samples, you can order twice a month. up 5 different ypes and 3 of each type. It takes about 2 weeks before I get them (in norway). You can get samples of all the pic-types...


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Bellow is a list of companies that send free samples chips with online order:

Texas Instruments -> http://www.ti.com/

Maxim - Dallas Semiconductors -> http://www.maxim-ic.com/

Microchip -> http://www.microchip.com/

Sensirion -> http://www.sensirion.com/ (temperature & humidity sensor)

ATMEL -> http://www.atmel.com/

Fairchild -> http://www.fairchildsemi.com/

Ramtron -> http://www.ramtron.com/

Analog Devices -> http://www.analogdevices.com/

Bourns -> http://www.bourns.com/

National Semiconductor -> http://www.national.com/

Xicor -> http://www.xicor.com/

The first four semiconductor companies are the best in sending chip samples.
If you know more companies that offers samples post their site.


When you visit a company’s site usually you don’t find the samples order page very easily.

You must search and navigate thought their products and find a “samples order” button.

Always put your name, address etc clearly

Not all products can be ordered as samples

Every company has its own web design (some are more complex than other) so don’t give up with the first look. Make a good navigation.

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