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I have requested some parts from NT. At first my 1st mail at hotmail required that i pay because they had too many req from that email provider. After that i put my other mail, but someone after 2 days reported that they couldn't give me samples.
ANd all these because i am wrote no company i just put student..
I had requested 5 X 3914LM.

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I have requested some parts from NT. At first my 1st mail at hotmail required that i pay because they had too many req from that email provider. After that i put my other mail, but someone after 2 days reported that they couldn't give me samples.
ANd all these because i am wrote no company i just put student..
I had requested 5 X 3914LM.


If you put your university as the company, they likely will give you the parts. I have done the same many times and got my parts.

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I have another tip for everyone. If there is a part that isn't a sample, you can usually perform a "escalation" where you can get more expensive parts if you can justify why you need the part pretty well. I got a DSP that way because I said the microcontrollers I used here insufficient for the task I was doing (I had more detail than that, but you get the picture). It doesn't always work and also probably depends on your country. Also, some companies that don't offer samples (on their site) will if you plead your case to them. Especially students because if a student looks favourably on the company, one day he will be buying parts for his company.

Now, all I need is a place to get free sockets, capacitors, and resistors!

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I have another tip for everyone. If there is a part that isn't a sample, you can usually perform a "escalation" where you can get more expensive parts if you can justify why you need the part pretty well. I got a DSP that way because I said the microcontrollers I used here insufficient for the task I was doing (I had more detail than that, but you get the picture). It doesn't always work and also probably depends on your country. Also, some companies that don't offer samples (on their site) will if you plead your case to them. Especially students because if a student looks favourably on the company, one day he will be buying parts for his company.

Now, all I need is a place to get free sockets, capacitors, and resistors!


Yeah I agree.. in the future you make be making parts decisions for your company. And if they have been kind to you in the past, you tend to favor them..  :)

btw National stopped sending samples to all free/ISP/and school emails that I have. I would gladly pay the shipping, but they want shipping for EACH IC sample.. so thats like 16$ if I want some + and - regulators or something...


btw stuff like sockets, caps, resistors its easier to buy surplus. Check ebay or locally, you can get then for pennies. But there was one place that had nice socket samples, if you email me I can go find the site. (thomas997 at hotmail.com).

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Anybody got a sample from this site??

http://www.FTDIchip.com

USB chips?

rhonn  ;) ;)

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wtf? I ordered some DAC's and some misc. parts from TI.

And I recived this:

Dear xxxx  xxxxxxxx,

Thank you for recently requesting semiconductor device samples from Texas Instruments. This email confirms receipt of your request. The status of each device requested is indicated below:

Part Number            Qty      Status
PCM1753DBQ            5        5 items cancelled on 10/16/2005
PCM1770PW              5        5 items cancelled on 10/16/2005
PCM4104PFBT            5        5 items cancelled on 10/16/2005
PGA4311UA              5        5 items cancelled on 10/16/2005
RC4560IP              10      10 items cancelled on 10/16/2005
TMS470R1A128PZ        2        2 items cancelled on 10/16/2005
TPA0103PWPR            5        5 items cancelled on 10/16/2005
TPA0212PWPRG4          5        5 items cancelled on 10/16/2005

For your information we used the following shipping address:

Ship To:  xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        xxxxxxxx
        xxxxxxxx
        xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        xxxxxx
        xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
        xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Please quote this reference number: PD09SVNMUJX99GP3MA8S4H3JJ3 and your e-mail address on all correspondences regarding this shipment.

For more information about the sample devices or to view the data sheet, please go to the device product folders. Click on the URLs below:

Part Number        URL
PCM1753DBQ          http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/pcm1753.html
PCM1770PW          http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/pcm1770.html
PCM4104PFBT        http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/pcm4104.html
PGA4311UA          http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/pga4311.html
RC4560IP            http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/rc4560.html
TMS470R1A128PZ      http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/tms470r1a128.html
TPA0103PWPR        http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/tpa0103.html
TPA0212PWPRG4      http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/tpa0212.html

For information about other TI products, application information or TI technical support; please go to the TI home page: http://www.ti.com.

Thank you for considering TI as your semiconductor supplier,

Best Regards,
Texas Instruments
Technology for Innovators


What is this I didn't cancel anything?
Has someone met this kind of thing yet?

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I recently recieved free samples from Microchip, but I was shocked by the customs. So, people in India, be prepared to spend some money (still cheaper than actually buying it :))

Samples from National has been by far the fastest (in a week). I recieved a few chips and some heavy data books and application notes. Although they came by post, everything except the cds were intact.

Analog ships by DHL to India and this can be a problem if u live in a remote location. Similar is the case with Texas instruments, Microchip and Freescale. They ship by FEDEX and may not even execute the order unless you live in a city, where FEDEX service exists.

I had some trouble with Maxim guys where they asked me to fax my company letter head(Which I did not have), to confirm the sample order.

What I still dont understand is why I had to pay customs duty for Microchip sample, when there was no customs intervention for my sample from Analog, which was 3 times costly.

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International shipments are tricky this way. If the sender is not careful of how to declare the item in the right category, then it will seem like it is worth more to the customs agent. They just look at the value and the classification number of the item on the invoice.
This really makes a difference since some countries charge the receiving person for a high percentage of the worth of the product if the classification is in a certain number range.

MP

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This place has most of what your looking for the rest is are common parts you can find any where.
http://www.glolab.com/order/parts.html
    Or
you could just buy one at http://www.electronics123.com/s.nl;jsessionid=ac112b6c1f4368a041005e5e44f99368b13ca6541a74.e3eTaxiMa38Te34Pa3mPb34QaNf0n6jAmljGr5XDqQLvpAe?category=50&it=A&id=448
for under 10 bucks.
              have fun gogo

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Do big companies such as TI, MAXIM, etc send samples to students or you have to be an engineer?what are the restrictions??

Companies differ, but usually, in their questionaire,  they are looking for Engineers with an upcoming project. Many will send parts to students but I have heard that this is not such a common practice as it used to be.

MP

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Hi All

All i need is some free PICs from microchip, but microchip doesn't have my country listed, anyone knows how to go over this problem ?? they say that i can contact they local office in southern europe, it is in france, iam not speakin french.

iam from egypt guys

Thank u all

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