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Discussion in 'CAD' started by [email protected], Mar 15, 2008.

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  1. Guest

    When searching for a component at digikey.com there's no possibility specify
    minimum quantity nor price etc..
    But RoHS, in stock etc.. is available.

    Seems they want people to wade through "minimum quantity 2500" entries when
    that just won't fit the bom. I somehow dault this is a technical problem.

    Any thoughts on this?
     
  2. Chuck Harris

    Chuck Harris Guest

    Never ascribe to malice that which can be aptly explained by ignorance.

    -anon
     
  3. On Sat, 15 Mar 2008 14:23:10 +0100 (CET), the renowned
    Mouser does more or less the same thing. It would be nice if they'd
    add the feature but it would not be entirely straightforward, since
    often the quantities required might vary depending on the price
    breaks.

    In the meantime, if your quantities are low, just select the
    low-quantity packaging options (not reel or T&R or ammo pack), and
    select only "in stock" and you'll have less to wade through.



    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
     
  4. Guest

    Mouser does more or less the same thing. It would be nice if they'd
    Doesn't suprise me. However they malwritten the product descriptions in such
    bad way that unless you type the manufacturers part identifier. You won't find
    it.
    I did the screenscraper + perl magic. And could then have it sort and select
    with impunity. But then it was obvious there's a lot of errors in the source
    data. But it made some revelations possible.
    It just annoys me that they won't do this by themselfes.

    Seems the best strategy atm is to find a suitable chip at the manufacturer
    and then look that chip up.
     
  5. qrk

    qrk Guest

    Digi Key's search engine has a bug where is lists reels, but not their
    cut tape parts on many components. When you see something you want,
    modify the Digi-Key reel part number to their cut tape part number.
     
  6. This is one area where Digikey's search is rather weak - they are better than RS & Farnell for
    things like parametric search, but the inability to list results by price, and multiple listings for
    the same item is a major annoyance for items that pull up a lot of results.

    Maybe they just need more complaints.....
     
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