How to use datasheet ordering information

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When scraping pins and making the symbol of the component it is important to know where to look the necessary information.

Ordering Information: This part can be found at the beginning or at the end of a datasheet (it all depends on the manufacturer and family component volume). Make sure that the name of your component is on the list and take note of the pin package.

In this example the ordering information table has 2 components. With a Pin Package of a “QFN-EP*”


Some datasheets have information of multiple components which may have similar pin counts or pin packages.  In this example when looking at the ordering information of the component MAX6469-MAX6484, it is noticeable the variety of pin packages such as SOT23-6, TDFN-EP and UCSP.

Also notice that there are components with different names. Some of them may have the same pin package and pin configuration. This is explained in the Pin Configuration section.

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