[gta02-core] components to research

Jason Abele jason.abele at gmail.com
Sat Mar 27 18:31:59 CET 2010

Octopart may be useful for catalog parts, its a search engine that
aggregates multiple catalogs like Arrow, Newark, etc

They have a fairly detailed search syntax, but so far, I mostly use
them for parts where I knew what part number I was seeking.

Just noticed that they have an API and even a web-based BOM manager,
but I haven't had time to look at them yet.

On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 10:42 AM, Werner Almesberger
<werner at openmoko.org> wrote:
> For the component search, I'd suggest to start by trying to locate
> sources for the major chips. Knowing one or more places that sell
> these chips won't preclude us from politely asking for samples, but
> it would give us the comfort of having a fallback solution if we're
> rejected or if negotiations draw out for too long.
> Once this groundwork is done, we can handle all the "birdseed" that
> makes the BOM look intimidating but usually isn't much of a problem.
> Here are the biggest critters:
> - CPU and memory MCP, Samsung, SC32442B54
>  http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/productInfo.do?fmly_id=229&partnum=SC32442&xFmly_id=229
> - PMU, NXP, PCF50633HN/04/N3,5
>  http://www.nxp.com/
> - Audio codec, Wolfson, WM8753LGEFL
>  http://www.wolfsonmicro.com/
> - u-blox 4 GPS chipset, ATR0635-7KQY and ATR0610-PQQ
>  http://www.u-blox.com/
> - Bluetooth Module, Delta, DFBM-CS320-FI1R
>  http://www.delta.com.tw/
> - WLAN Module, Accton, WM3236AQ
>  http://www.accton.com.tw/
> - LCD Module, Toppoly, TD028TTEC1
>  Toppoly is now apparently CHIMEI InnoLux,
>  http://www.chimei-innolux.com/
>  They may still trade as Toppoly or TPO
> To be viable, a source should be able to indicate stock availability
> and/or lead time, and the price for 20 units. Ideally, they would
> provide this information without having to call/mail, but many
> distributors prefer to surround their catalog with a veil of secrecy.
> If you find something, please post to the list or on #gta02-core.
> - Werner
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