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Old 17th November 2002, 02:11 AM   #21
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This is all about samples of parts made by semiconductor companies. Mostly Op-amps. Some other audio-related IC's like perhaps voltage regulators, voltage references, and D/A converters.
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Old 17th November 2002, 04:13 AM   #22
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I've ordered a variety of samples from National and TI and I havent had to pay anything yet. I'll be trying to get samples from AD and Maxim next... The only problem I've encountered so far was with Fairchild Semi who (it appears) will not provide samples outside of USA and Canada.
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Old 17th November 2002, 04:18 AM   #23
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I didn't think the 797s are sampling -- they're expensive even in 1K unit qtys (~ $5/ea I think). If they are though, let me know, I'd love to get my hands on a few.
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Old 17th November 2002, 04:26 AM   #24
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AD797AN (DIP)
AD797AR (SOIC)

Are available as samples from AD.
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Old 17th November 2002, 11:57 AM   #25
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Default free samples

guys, do you really think that makers of conductors, etc... charge you for samples ??/ hahahha

i have had the experience with Molex, Parlex and Juji...

even when i asked them to just send it by usps envelope, they still send it ups of FEDex in super large boxes and they never sent me an invoice.
i spole to one of the people at Molex and he assured me that before they send out an invoice (invoice making costs a lot of money these days) the need some serious order!!!! other wise it is just an internal memo to the warehouse and out it goes!!!!

as long as you deal wiht big producers that are not interested in selling 1 or 2 items you can ask almost anything!
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Old 17th November 2002, 12:39 PM   #26
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Just dont go nuts guys....

I made the mistake of ordering samples of the same component a few times from NSC.

They dont send me samples any more

BTW... be careful with samples from smaller IC companies.
I cant remeber who they came from, but they got sent to a distributor here in Adelaide who then wanted to charge me the $80s for postage from the US.
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Old 17th November 2002, 01:37 PM   #27
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where would i find a NJM2068?

i cant find it at either AD or TI...
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Old 17th November 2002, 03:37 PM   #28
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The NJM2068 is from JRC

Have a look here http://www.njr.co.jp/add/e/08_01.html

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Old 17th November 2002, 06:16 PM   #29
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Does anybody have experience with heatsink samples?
Its so tempting and for example Aavid Thermalloy offers this.

On the other side I prefer paying to getting in contact with FBI.

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Old 17th November 2002, 06:52 PM   #30
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You can escape any and all ethical questions by simply ... acting ethically. If you wonder about free samples, just remember this: the company provides samples programs because they want engineers to get their samples, in order that they might incorporate them into new designs. As a DIYer, you will never order the parts in question, so you are breaking the assumption that underlies the samples system. You are taking a free ride and the company has no hope of any return.

That is what Digi-Key is for. You can order 1 or 2 ICs from them, and it is no problem.
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