Part Information Display

The PartQuest Portal application displays part information in a short-description format that you can expand to display more details. Part information appears from search results, or when you list parts stored in your projects or favorites locations. You can access additional information about the part, such as a manufacturer’s datasheet or the Digi-Key website page for the part, by clicking links in the part description.

Part Description

You can customize the short-description to choose which details you want to display, or you can perform a number of actions on the selected part. The detailed part description provides additional information about a part and repeats some of the actions available from the short description. Numbered callouts in the following figures correspond to matching descriptions in Table 1.





Table 1. Part Description Items

#

Description

1

Displays the number of displayed parts and total number of parts.

2

Click either Select All or Select None to control the selection/deselection of all the parts in the list.

3

Click any of Favorites, Add to Project, or Download buttons to execute a batch operation on all of the selected part(s). Items 6, 7, and 8 do the same operations, but only on one part at a time.

Also see Saving and Accessing Favorite Parts, Viewing and Managing Projects, Saving Parts to a Project, and Downloading and Accessing Part Data.

4

Gear button () — When clicked, display a popup list of alternate column choices. From the list you can choose different content to display in the short description column.

For example, you might change the Manufacturer column to display Voltage - Supply information. The Manufacturer information swaps position with the Voltage - Supply position located in the detailed part description.

5

More button () — When clicked, the page displays more details for all parts in the list. The arrow changes to . To show less details for all the parts in the list, click . Item 13 in the figure controls the display of more or less information on just the selected part.

6

Favorite button () — When clicked, adds the selected part to your Favorites page for convenient access later.

Also see Saving and Accessing Favorite Parts.

7

Add to project button () — When clicked, adds the selected part to a My Projects page. If you do not have an existing project, you are prompted to create one. If you have one or more existing projects, you are prompted to select which project will receive the selected part.

Also see Viewing and Managing Projects and Saving Parts to a Project.

8

Download button () — When clicked, starts the download process on the selected part. If you have not assigned this part to a partition, a Partitions popup dialog box appears so that you can make that assignment.

For more information on importing part data into a library, search for “EDX package” and “PartQuest” in your data management tool’s online help and documentation. For information on adding PartQuest Portal parts to a project, search for “PartQuest” in your design entry tool’s online help and documentation.

9

The Symbol/Footprint icon ( ) indicates the part information includes symbol and footprint data. If a part does not include a symbol and footprint, you can request them from a symbol/footprint supplier. Use the Custom Footprint Generator to create a unique footprint. SamacSys provides a 24-48 hour turnaround time for most requested parts.

10

The 3D Model icon ( ) indicates that the part information includes a 3D model. It is downloaded with the Symbol and Footprint data.

11

The RoHS / Lead Free icon indicates the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliance and lead free (Pb-free) status of a part. You can hover over the icon for more information. In some cases the status indicates that you should request verification of inventory.

12

When clicked, the Digi-Key Part Number directs you to the part listing on the Digi-Key website.

13

PDF button () — When clicked, you can either open or save the selected part datasheet to your system. Most parts have a PDF datasheet. If a part does not have a PDF datasheet, the PDF button may direct you to the manufacturer’s website for more information.

14

More button () — When clicked, the selected part description expands to include more information.

The button changes to , which you can click to show only the short description.

15

Choose Symbol button — When clicked, displays the Choose Symbol dialog box, enabling you to choose a symbol1  for the selected part.

If a symbol is associated with the part, either a thumbnail of the symbol appears to the left of the button (hover over it to enlarge it), or one of the following icons display, indicating that EDA data is available for this part:



16

Choose Footprint button — When clicked, displays the Choose Footprint dialog box, enabling you to choose a footprint1 for the selected part.

If a footprint is associated with the part, either a thumbnail of the footprint appears to the left of the button, or one of the following icons display, indicating that symbol/footprint supplier data is available for this part:



17

This field either informs you which the tool flow and library partition specified for this part, such as , or indicates that you must choose a partition during the download process, as shown in the previous detailed description figure.

1 The symbol/footprint supplier limits the number of symbol and footprint downloads per day to 200 symbols and footprints in a 24 hour period. The supplier provides 3D models with many discrete parts. Downloading a symbol, footprint, and 3D model (when available) constitutes 1 download in the 200 daily limit.