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Offline slburris

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anyone played with Potato chips?
« on: July 25, 2011, 05:16:43 pm »
That is, chips from Potato Semiconductor?

Basically 74XX series logic (and a few other things) at Ghz speeds

I heard about these guys a couple years ago.  Just checked, and their
US office still seems to be someone's house in San Jose and they are
selling their chips direct on Ebay.

Just wackiness or the new way of doing business?

I'm tempted to get a couple of their chips just to play with them, although
I'm not sure I have the capabilities to push them to their limits, if they
meet their datasheet specs.


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Re: anyone played with Potato chips?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 06:57:40 am »
i saw good feedbacks in ebay. but their goal is to sell high volume? like potato chip tastes good? not gonna happen i think, their chip is for high end circuit not many people can do. and at $4 per chip thats not cheap. i still struggling thinking on what use their chip if i'm going to get one.
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Re: anyone played with Potato chips?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 02:10:04 pm »
Almost makes me want to hook one up wrong in a circuit just to say my problem was barbequed potato chips...  :D


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Re: anyone played with Potato chips?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2011, 11:29:45 am »

Burning people! he says what were all thinking!


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Re: anyone played with Potato chips?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2011, 12:03:37 pm »
for one of my customer i've used potato semi parts (LVPECL translators and clock buffers), no issue at all.

Before that i tested most of them here  (except CDF parts) and can tell you "it works"
as long you follow HF design rules. If not, don't expect more than ~500MHz.

A new way of business ? For sure not, there are other manufacturers on ebay too. Potato Semi does have
some distributors too, however if you order directly you will have to pay much less, especially volume price.
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