[Free] Old Data Books (Australia)
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Mon Sep 3 20:05:08 CDT 2007
> Hugh Blemings wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Meant to include this in my earlier post -
> > Amongst the other "treasure" I've got a decent sized assortment of old Motorola, Fairchild, Texas Instruments, Ferranti and National Semiconductor Databooks. These are all for chips - analog parts, ECL, MECL, TTL, CMOS logic, Special Function Devices
, Memories etc. Date range late 70's to early '90s.
> > If anyone knows of a better home for these than the paper recycling please let me know.
> > My sense is that most of the data is available on the 'net now on the various archives.
> Well at 1:13 am I tend not to want to wait for the puter to warm up
> and connect to find the pin out of a 7400 online from umm yawn where was that
I, too, much prefer to have paper datasheets/databooks. It's a lot easier
to flip thorugh a databook than try to find what you want on the web.
Before the days of 'everything on the web' the semiconductor
manufacturers used to send the databooks to companies, universities, etc.
Whenerver a new one came in where I was working, I'd read through it,
making a mental note of any chips that 'looked interesting'. There
doesn't seem to be any way of doing that sort of thing on the websites :-(
Anyway, the other reason for keeping old paper databooks is that the web
changes. Far too often something I _knew_ was on a particular site is no
longer there. Datasheets for chips often disappear when the chip is
discontinued, which is not a lot of help when you're trying to fix
something made 30 years ago. Yes, I know paper databooks can be lost,
damaged, fall apart, etc, but that's not an argument for not _also_
keeping them, alongside web pages,etc.
> PS. Iv'e got the 7400 pinout downloaded already. :)
So have I. Into my brain. I think I'll rememebr that one until my dying day.
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