We talked a little bit about “part infer” last week in The Last Mile of Electronics – The BOM. That was a discussion mainly around passives and filling out the last 70% of your BOM. However, the point of part infer is to make component search more like natural language. The reality of the situation is you won’t always know what part number you’re searching for and you won’t always want to browse through categories to find a new component.
Here are a couple of interesting searches to get you started. From there you can see how adding in specifications to your search query not only can speed up your search but help you find brand new components:
- Looking for a Buck Converter in a TSSOP – “Buck TSSOP“
- Looking for a single green LED – “Single green LED“
- Looking for a BiCMOS op amp from Texas Instruments – “TI CMOS op Amp“
- Looking for a cylindrical unshielded inductor – “unshielded cylindrical inductor“
- Looking for an 0805 resistor that is 470k Ohms and 0.1% tolerance – “Resistor 0.1% 0805 470k“
- Looking for a Cortex M3 micro from ST – “STMicroelectronics Cortex-M3“
- Looking for a Slo-blo fuse – “Fuse Slo Blo“
- Looking for a 5V linear regulator – “Linear regulator 5v“
We obviously don’t need to tell you every available search. We want to point out that this is a new way of searching 0n Parts.io to help you find parts better and faster.
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