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Datasheets360 Introduction & Tour

Posted March 14, 2013 3:12 PM by SavvyExacta
Pathfinder Tags: Datasheets360 GlobalSpec IHS

IHS GlobalSpec recently launched two new websites. The sites, Electronics360 and Datasheets360, provide resources for the electronics industry and a free part number search tool, respectively.

IHS GlobalSpec is CR4's parent company. The IHS GlobalSpec website has a supplier directory; an industrial part and service search; product information and selection guides; e-newsletters, whitepapers, and webinars; online events, and more. Datasheets360 provides a simple part search tool that returns PDF datasheets for electronic components.

Datasheets360

Datasheets360 is a simple and free part number search for electronic components. Users are not required to register to use this site. Electronics360 has more than 70 million PDF datasheets from over 1,000 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

After searching by part number, users can narrow their search by part category or manufacturer.

Search results may include details like the distributor's name, pricing, inventory, and the ability to buy the part - all in addition to a PDF datasheet.

Other options for finding information include browsing the site by part number and browsing the most popular parts.

Some improvements are planned for coming months that will include the addition of more distributors' parts to the results, scaling the part count to over 100 million parts. A keyword search will also be added.

Click here for a tour of IHS GlobalSpec's other new site, Electronics360.

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Re: Datasheets360 Introduction & Tour

03/15/2013 12:59 PM

I tried it and found it entirely useless. I searched for SMH200-04P and the Datasheets 360 result was:

Search Results: "SMH200-04P"

342,488 parts found

Too many results? Filter your results on the left.

The result should have been 0 parts found. It appears that the search engine actually looked for "*200-04*".

The part is a Yeonho 4-circuit wafer connector housing Yeonho is not one of the companies listed in the filter.

When I attempted to filter results, I found it equally cumbersome. Instead of listing all connector types together, the types are intermingled alphabetically with all components.

Recommendations:

(1) In order to be of any value the search engine needs to let the user insert their own wild card characters rather than automatically inserting them.

(2) Rearrange the filters in the manner that is used in the index of a book so that like parts are grouped together (i.e. "Connectors, Board Mount", "Connectors, Circular", "Connectors, Electrical" , etc.)

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