Free electronic component samples
A few weeks back I was searching for some semiconductor switches for a project I have planned. As I was searching the Maxim website (no not the site related to the magazine, the electronic component manufacture!!) and reading the data sheets I noticed that you can request free samples. So, I produced a list of components that could be useful for what I needed and requested some. Today I received a couple of packages with eight semiconductor ICs. This is a great service for the homebrewer who wants only a specific IC or two. One thing I should point out are that many of the ICs are surface mount packaged, so if you are wanting the larger DIP packaging then look and order carefully. As I plan on experimenting with surface mount components I did order some of the SOIC packaged items.
Thank you Maxim for a great service.
What’s the project you ask? Well that will be for a future post.