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LPC samples from Philips

Started by Stefan Wimmer March 4, 2004
Hi folks,

nice to see (some of) you again on this list (as well as on MSP, AVR,
etc.).

There was mention some times ago of a Philips www page where one
could ask for some LPC samples by simple clicking on a window and
filling some form (which I did).

Is there any experience how long it takes for the chips to appear?

Not that I'm that impatient, but as soon as I mentioned that I was
going to take a closer look at some new fast and low power ARM
controllers, a colleague came up with a design, where the LPC might
just fit very well. If it takes Ph some while to process that www
requests, I might go to a distributor meanwhile.

Oh, btw: Could it be that this www sample offer was limited to
some "corner" of this globe (e.g. USA :) ) and I'm SOL anyway?

Greetings from Berlin, Germany,
Stefan



An Engineer's Guide to the LPC2100 Series

Hello,
 
Philips responded to my click same as to yours. So far no samples.
 
Regards, from the USA:)
----- Original Message -----
From: Stefan Wimmer
To: l...@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 8:05 PM
Subject: [lpc2000] LPC samples from Philips

Hi folks,

nice to see (some of) you again on this list (as well as on MSP, AVR,
etc.).

There was mention some times ago of a Philips www page where one
could ask for some LPC samples by simple clicking on a window and
filling some form (which I did).

Is there any experience how long it takes for the chips to appear?

Not that I'm that impatient, but as soon as I mentioned that I was
going to take a closer look at some new fast and low power ARM
controllers, a colleague came up with a design, where the LPC might
just fit very well. If it takes Ph some while to process that www
requests, I might go to a distributor meanwhile.

Oh, btw: Could it be that this www sample offer was limited to
some "corner" of this globe (e.g. USA :) ) and I'm SOL anyway?

Greetings from Berlin, Germany,
Stefan



> Philips responded to my click same as to yours. So far no samples.

Took 8 weeks for mine to show up. And then, it was the wrong package.
So, I gave it to Leon as he wanted to make a board for it. As far as
we know, Leon has the only MLF that we know of, now.

So, uhhh, breath holding isn't recommended. Fortunately, Leon, being
a good sport, set me up just fine.

The only people I know of with whom I've had worse luck in getting
samples would be Ramtron. Filled in the web form, got a sales call,
spoke for a bit, he said he'd get me some chips, then nothing. Man,
their uP companion chips look very useful (reset, brownout, RTC,
memory all in one chip), but if you can't get them, what's the point?

Best:
Microchip
Analog Devices
Cypress

Cheers,
David




I sent them an email (actually, I think it was through their support
web page) after someone here said they got samples that way. I
received a reply saying they would send me samples. This was the 2124
which is not currently available, so I guess ES are available on most
of these parts.

Go to the web site and go through the contact or support page.

BTW, I also requested samples when someone posted the web page. But
the sample link turned out to be for the LPC900 parts and that is what
I received.