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Where to buy cheap MAXII CPLD?

Started by Zimmer October 14, 2004
Hi Everyone,

Can anybody let me know where to buy the EPM1270 TQFP CPLD in a cheap
price? I've checked altera.com, the online wholesale price is $4.25/pc
for 500K units. But the distributor here would charge me over $24 for 10
pc. (ebay.com is not a good site for the stable supply)

Any advice appreciated!

-Zimmer
that's as good as you can get.. unless you buy 1/2 a million

"Zimmer" <zihu882@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Hi Everyone, > > Can anybody let me know where to buy the EPM1270 TQFP CPLD in a cheap > price? I've checked altera.com, the online wholesale price is $4.25/pc > for 500K units. But the distributor here would charge me over $24 for 10 > pc. (ebay.com is not a good site for the stable supply) > > Any advice appreciated! > > -Zimmer
Simon Peacock <nowhere@to.be.found> wrote:
> that's as good as you can get.. unless you buy 1/2 a million >
Or find 1/2 a million people to chip in. -- Wing Wong. Webpage: http://wing.ucc.asn.au
What you say is: CPLD is not good/cost-efficient for simple solution. 

"Simon Peacock" <nowhere@to.be.found> wrote in message news:<416e1e2a@news.actrix.gen.nz>...
> that's as good as you can get.. unless you buy 1/2 a million > > "Zimmer" <zihu882@yahoo.com> wrote in message > news:65a3fa49.0410131936.2bdeb565@posting.google.com... > > Hi Everyone, > > > > Can anybody let me know where to buy the EPM1270 TQFP CPLD in a cheap > > price? I've checked altera.com, the online wholesale price is $4.25/pc > > for 500K units. But the distributor here would charge me over $24 for 10 > > pc. (ebay.com is not a good site for the stable supply) > > > > Any advice appreciated! > > > > -Zimmer
"Zimmer" <zihu882@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> What you say is: CPLD is not good/cost-efficient for simple solution.
Can you find a cheaper device for your "simple" function? How about the EPM240? At 240 LCells, it's gonna be a whole lot cheaper. Are you only interested in buying 10 pieces? Suck it up and lay out the money! If you want more, then contact your sales rep or distributor and talk volume and price. Sometimes they'll shave a little off their margin if they can get the socket. It's the way it goes in the semiconductor business.
A good source for 1-10ea components is 
http://www.digikey.com/

But they only have atmel, cypress, xilinx
If you want a stable supply, check price and
distribution before you design in the part.

       -- Mike Treseler

> Hi Everyone, > > Can anybody let me know where to buy the EPM1270 TQFP CPLD in a cheap > price? I've checked altera.com, the online wholesale price is $4.25/pc > for 500K units. But the distributor here would charge me over $24 for 10 > pc. (ebay.com is not a good site for the stable supply)
Always the same story!!!
> Any advice appreciated! > > -Zimmer
Use an FPGA. Luiz Carlos.
more to the point.. none of the prices on web sites are realistic FPGA
prices are strictly volume .. only accept a quote from a supplier.  Although
Arrow and Avnet prices aren't to unrealistic... but again... check the
volume.

Simon


"Zimmer" <zihu882@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> What you say is: CPLD is not good/cost-efficient for simple solution. > > "Simon Peacock" <nowhere@to.be.found> wrote in message
news:<416e1e2a@news.actrix.gen.nz>...
> > that's as good as you can get.. unless you buy 1/2 a million > > > > "Zimmer" <zihu882@yahoo.com> wrote in message > > news:65a3fa49.0410131936.2bdeb565@posting.google.com... > > > Hi Everyone, > > > > > > Can anybody let me know where to buy the EPM1270 TQFP CPLD in a cheap > > > price? I've checked altera.com, the online wholesale price is $4.25/pc > > > for 500K units. But the distributor here would charge me over $24 for
10
> > > pc. (ebay.com is not a good site for the stable supply) > > > > > > Any advice appreciated! > > > > > > -Zimmer