- Published: Wednesday, 17 August 2016
- Written by Jon Chandler
Whether you're designing something new, or building an existing design, Octopart is a handy website to know about and use!
Until recently, my biggest use of Octopart has been to track down needed components and to compare prices. I checked the availability of a high side switch I'm considering for a USB charger is the car I'm working on. I could go to Digikey and Mouser to check the price and availability, but an easier way is to type the part number into Octopart and you'll instantly be presented of a table with price and availability from a number of distributors. Just a note - Octopart covers commercial distributors like Digikey, Mouser and Allied Electronics, but doesn't cover places like Jameco. The table below shows the results for the high side driver.Discuss this article in the forums (1 replies).