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Discussion in 'Electronic Components' started by water, Feb 6, 2004.

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  1. water

    water Guest

    Hello all,

    I'm searching for a good book recommendation on Linear Amplifier specs
    applications and pin arrangements. The books I found don't generally include
    pin arrangements. I'm looking for like a reference guide with all the
    pinouts for the various linear amplifiers.
    Can anybody steer me in the right direction?


  2. water wrote...
    Many books will suggest suitable parts for various circuits.
    When using these parts it's best to go to the manufacturer's
    web sites and get their datasheets. You'll learn a lot about
    the part, with detailed dimension and pinout diagrams. One
    useful place to look for data sheets if you don't know the
    manufacturer, or their website, is

    - Win

  3. manufacturer, or their website, is

    Not a good place to visit any more, it's a payware-only site.
  4. Lewin A.R.W. Edwards wrote...
    IFAIK it's still free for currently-manufactured "active"
    components and inventory searches. That's worth a lot.

    The old component data sheets and other valuable services
    like parametric searches and BOM are by paid subscription.

    - Win

  5. water

    water Guest

    Yeah, that's a good tip and I see how that site could be useful. Searching
    the net for this stuff may be the cheapest and sometimes the quickest way
    but,.. it just would be nice if I had one pocket reference book for some of
    this data as I'm not always immediately in front on a PC with Internet
    As a matter of fact, my home work lab(in the basement) though equipped with
    a PC doesn't even have Internet access presently. I have to run upstairs for
    that. Not a big deal I realize, and I could go WiFi. But still, the thought
    of big book opened on my bench appeals to me. It would just be more
    convenient in the end.
    Any other thoughts?

    Thanks Again,
  6. Tim Shoppa

    Tim Shoppa Guest

    The whole situation is in such a state of flux that no book could be complete
    (there must be thousands and thousands of op-amps out there on the
    market, many of which are quite interchangeable but certainly not all!)
    and the instant it was published it would be out of date.

    There are certain "jellybean" standard pinouts that are common. In some cases
    (e.g. SMT single op-amps, as Win has commented on in the past here)
    there are multiple standards: the wonderful thing about standards is that
    there are so many to choose from!

    All manufacturers now have decent websites with pinouts and specifications.
    So a "book" listing this sort of stuff is probably less useful today than
    it ever was. As for books that tell you what specifications are relevant
    for some common applications (e.g. "how to read a datasheet") along
    with typical values (so that you don't go thinking that 10Mv/picosecond
    is a commonly available number for slew rate!) Horowitz and Hill is very good.

  7. water:
    My local distributor Tritronics has Japanese and German manuals on
    diodes, transistors and integrated circuits. MCM has the Japanese
    manuals. The ECG NTE cross reference and data sheet manual is useful.
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