How many times have you been part way through ordering parts for a project when you realize the distributor you are using, doesn’t have any of the part you need in stock? Or maybe you want to design a kit and compare prices of parts. This is where findchips.com comes into play. This awesome free resource will scan inventory across a variety of distributors for a given part number. Not only will you see inventory levels but it is also a fast way to compare prices.
The search works for nearly any kind of component. Let’s take the popular TLC5940 from TI. This LED driver chip is used quite a bit, so let’s see who has them and who has the best price available.
The first three results when searching for the TLC5490 show that Newark has some stock at $2.74 each while Arrow is at $2.32 but no stock available. This sure beats going from web site to web site trying to find who has the best deal or any inventory available.
Have a part you need to find? Then give findchips.com a try!