26 Apr '16, 2pm

Pillaging the Wealth of Information in a Datasheet

V helpful article. Now I have read it, I can see the same basic layout in other data sheets and am comforted that I’m not missing much by not bothering to read to the end! Thoughts that struck me after reading this: – similar articles on other components would also be helpful for noobs like me. +1 for MOSFETs, regulators, even diodes, capacitors and other basics; – once you’ve learnt what to look for, you still have to find a component that’ll work from the thousands that are out there. Are there any web resources to help you find the right one? The large suppliers allow you to filter by some basic characteristics, but not necessarily the ones that you need to dig into the data sheets to find. I’ve got friends who seem to be able to instantly recall part numbers of suitable components, and maybe one day I’ll be able to, but in the meantime it’d be great if there was someth...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/04/26/pillaging-the-wealth-of-in...

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