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Well, these original maverick analog competitors are together now:

 

https://www.electronicdesign.com...

 

Maybe I'll combine their databooks on one shelf!

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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Analog devices is eating everyone. All our parts will start from A in the future.

“Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So if you're as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it?” - Brian W. Kernighan

Last Edited: Wed. Sep 1, 2021 - 04:23 PM
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Heisen wrote:
Analog devices is eating everyone.
Yet, the small out pivot the large.

Heisen wrote:
All our parts will start from A in the future.
Not

Clustered around some universities are fab-less design houses; professors and students have ideas that they want form for.

Advantage to large as they'll have preferred access to wafer fabs (usually not an issue except for now)

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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gchapman wrote:

Advantage to large as they'll have preferred access to wafer fabs (usually not an issue except for now)

 

I find the shortage issue rather strange.

 

I have often thought that Semiconductor companies have "too big" an inventory.

Surely a Fab can do a large production run of X identical Wafers quicker than X different Wafers.

Likewise it must be easier to package the chips in one particular package type.

 

So popular items like TQFP ATmega328PB would go to the front of the queue.   And a DIP packaged ATmega88 might have a long(er) wait.

The new chips could be prioritised.

 

Yes,  there would still be unhappy customers.    But Microchip would keep most people happy for most of the time.

The big commercial customers must be more important than hobbyists.

 

Does Microchip really need so many package and temperature options ?

 

David.

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Does Microchip really need so many package and temperature options ?

I feel sorry for Molex...just for one connector type

want 2 pins, 3 pins, 4 pins....30 pins 

tin, brass, or bronze contacts

standard, gold plated, or selective gold , this thick, that thick

regular plastic, or fire -rated

white, black, yellow, green, etc

right angle or straight?

locking tab?  no tab?  friction fit?

PC mounting barbs?

Any combo of the above!!!

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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avrcandies wrote:
Any combo of the above!
Now redo for surface mount...

David

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david.prentice wrote:
Does Microchip really need so many package and temperature options ?
Yes though will trim their catalog due to manufacturing issues that are unresolvable.

 

Product Change Notifications | Microchip (enter XMEGA, in the pull-down menu select End of Life, the result is some of the 105C XMEGA)

 


How to search for Microchip PCNs

 

edit :

Our Practice on Product Longevity | Microchip Technology

 

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

Last Edited: Wed. Sep 1, 2021 - 11:32 PM
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david.prentice wrote:

Does Microchip really need so many package and temperature options ?

Military and Industrial packages perhaps.I didn’t notices where the NXP chips around (the one that I contact employee in my countriy here)🙏🙏🙏

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"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller