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Cost reduction Freescale Part - MC33972ATEW / MC33972ATEWR2 / MCZ33972AEWR2

Cost reduction Freescale Part - MC33972ATEW / MC33972ATEWR2 / MCZ33972AEWR2
We have a vast stock of this part at greatly reduced prices. All stock is new, unused and fully traceable to the Freescale Factory. Our part, MCZ33972AEWR2 is a Form, Fit & Function, Pin­ for ­Pin Equivalent to MC33972ATEWR2, MC33972TEWR2 and MCZ33972EWR2. So here's the back story to this Freescale part number and it's variants... 'A' indicates -14 to 40 VDC Switch Input Voltage Range as opposed to the standard -14 to 38 VDC. As this is an Automotive version and a wider specification range it is compatible in place of the standard part. From September 2006 until 2013, Freescale...

Top Tips on Electronic Components and End-of-Life Buys...

Top Tips on Electronic Components and End-of-Life Buys...
Firstly it is important to differentiate between End-of-Life and obsolete components. End-of-Life (EOL) components are determined by the manufacturer, for example a Freescale part, when they feel the product is at the end of its commercially viable life. Obsolete on the other hand is when the product has gone EOL (past the last time buy date) and can no longer be purchased from direct supply or any franchised source. A manufacturer might decide to make a part EOL for commercial reasons. If the volume of sales for that part are starting to fall it becomes uneconomical to manufacturer. Very large...