[time-nuts] IRIG B

jimlux jimlux at earthlink.net
Wed May 26 13:16:49 UTC 2010


Bob Camp wrote:
> Hi
> 
> Strange as it seems, *stocking* the R's and C's can be an issue. There's also placement cost. Based on some of the numbers you see, the cross over point (IC to odd value R's and C's) is amazingly low. I'm not saying any of that's right, just that it's the way a lot of companies roll up the costs. 
> 
> Bob
> 
>
Not surprising.. the cost to stock, pick, place, solder is probably the 
same for a small IC and a R or C.  So, the only possible saving would be 
  if the IC is a LOT more expensive than a single or two Rs or Cs.

There might be a power dissipation difference, or a temperature range 
difference that would push you one way or another.



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