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Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by Ian Gold, May 10, 2004.

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  1. Ian Gold

    Ian Gold Guest

    Is is possible to buy hobby quantities of Philips microcontrollers in
    the UK?

    I just tried the UK distributor, eurodis, who told me they have a
    minimum order of 100 uk pounds.

    It's so easy to buy PICs that I was complacent about getting another
    kind of micro- I spent a lot of time learning the 8051 instruction set
    before checking that I could actually buy these chips.

  2. Tilmann Reh

    Tilmann Reh Guest

    a) That are *really* nice chips. :)
    b) Ask catalog distributors like RS, Farnell and Digikey. Maybe these
    chips are available there meanwhile.
    c) Also try Arrow and Avnet. Ask for samples, normally this is possible.
    d) If you can't get samples there, you might contact Philips directly,
    their uC support is very good - maybe you can get samples there or
    they can force some vendor to sell you a small quantity... :)

    Good luck,
  3. Ian Gold

    Ian Gold Guest

    Thank you, Tilmann.

    I have an account with RS, but they do not supply the chip. I will
    check the other vendors, be persistent, and, yes, maybe Philips
    themselves can help.

    It would be good marketing if they supported students wanting small
    in case those students were in a position to order 100,000 chips in a
    few years' time.

    best regards

  4. Chris Hills

    Chris Hills Guest

    This should change shortly.

    \/\/\/\/\ Chris Hills Staffs England /\/\/\/\/\
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  5. Chris Hills

    Chris Hills Guest

    RS and Farnell should be stocking these parts but it is a long cycle to
    get anything in to their catalogues.
    They should be able to provide samples.
    Unfortunately this will not work. The reason why Philips (and all the
    others) have distributors is to handle the smaller customers.

    It should be possible to get the parts from the distis.

    \/\/\/\/\ Chris Hills Staffs England /\/\/\/\/\
    /\/\/ \/\/
  6. Paul Burke

    Paul Burke Guest

    You could try Quarndon- if thgey have stock they are usually happy to
    supply 1 offs.

    <> - be patient.

    Paul Burke
  7. Ian Gold

    Ian Gold Guest

    Thanks, everyone.

    I'm following up your leads.

    Ian Gold
  8. Ian Gold

    Ian Gold Guest


    I was able to order 10 microprocessors from Quarndon.

    £2.67 each plus VAT. Free delivery.

    Unfortunately, it was not a stock item, so I won't be getting them for
    four weeks. Other people odering might have more luck if Quarndon
    keeps a stock in from now.

    The buying process was very formal and corporate. I received a written
    quote on company letterhead. But the service was courteous and warm,
    so thanks to Quarndon's sales staff.

    Quarndon Electronics Limited
    Slack Lane, DERBY DE22 3ED
    Tel: 01332 332651 Fax: 01332 360922

    I also have a good word for who have a good online shop and
    low postal charges to the UK of 7 NZ dollars. 1 NZ dollar = 34p. The
    reason I did not order from Acqura is that having got the chips into
    the UK I would then have had to pay unknown charges and possibly face
    attitude fron UK customs. But the acqura staff were friendly and

    Thank you all for suggestions.

    Now back to the Raisson simulator while I wait for the chips....

  9. Chris Hills

    Chris Hills Guest

    Rutherford Close, Meadway
    SG1 2EF

    +44 7740 055008

    They will supply samples and small orders. They also have stock.

    \/\/\/\/\ Chris Hills Staffs England /\/\/\/\/\
    /\/\/ \/\/
  10. Ian Gold

    Ian Gold Guest

    Thanks, Chris,

    I'll try Silica next time I'm shopping.

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