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i'm slowly going mad designing stuff in this chip shortage.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN 3000 PARTS DISAPPEARED FROM YOUR INVENTORY IN THE FIVE MINUTES I READ THE DATASHEET!?

fuck you. *puts in 2.8V X2SON LDO for 3.3V*

i'm playing BOM whack-a-mole here and all because I thought "oh this extremely common part won't just disappear completely before i've finalised my board"

@ln lcsc and Chinese no-name manufacturers are honestly more reliable than western companies recently, because there's so many alternatives for the same parts

Not that that works with the more specialized chips, though they can tend to run out less cause there's less demand

@steph i mean, even some common stuff on jlc smt ran out while i was designing stuff... i started, designed and completely shelved a project in two days because a few k chips first went poof, then came back at 5x the price. like, those were some GD32 parts which would take a lot of effort to switch an existing design too even.

@ln oh fuck yeah, designing for jlc assembly is 10x harder than it always was since...

@ln I'm so glad I'm just dealing with sheet metal and stuff at work because I can see how much of a pain this is for the electronics engineers

@gbrnt can't even change careers and do something with wood because prices there went up a lot too, lol

@ln Maybe you should do something to do with closed venues. I heard there are plenty of them around.

@gbrnt oh yeah, squatting sounds like a good idea :D

@ln I recently returned to embedded systems design and hardware engineering after an absence of about 7 years and its worrying how many formerly common components have simply disappeared, or have become a lot harder to get even in quantities for prototyping..

@vfrmedia i'm really glad that i have a whole lot of parts here which we use in lots of designs, but it's awful right now for designing something new (or with an stm32)

@ln uuurgh i have done this on every board i've put in prod in 2021

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