Searching for Parts

The PartQuest Portal search enables you to research parts and download part symbols and footprints.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. In the search pane at the top of the PartQuest Portal website (shown in the following figure), do any of the following:


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    Do the following...

    Show all parts in the PartQuest Portal library

    Without choosing any options, filters, or adding any keywords, click the Search button.

    A very large list of parts displays across multiple pages in the PartQuest Portal part list pane, which is located under the search pane. You can navigate to the different pages from the bottom of the part list pane.

    Show all parts that contain a keyword in the part description

    In the field labeled “Search by Part Number or Keyword”, enter a string of characters, and then press Return or click the Search button.

    One or more parts containing your string of characters somewhere in the description display in the PartQuest Portal part list pane, which is located under the search pane.

    Note:

    If you click in the empty “Search by Part Number or Keyword” field, the tool displays any previous keywords you entered in the current session. This enables you to choose and execute a previous keyword search.

    Show only parts that are included in a specified category

    1. Click the All Categories field in the search pane.

      A list of categories displays.

    2. Click one of the categories to expand the list of subcategories.

    3. Click one of the subcategories to start the search.

    One or more parts matching the search criteria displays in the PartQuest Portal part list pane, which is located under the search pane.

    Show or hide parts based on whether they are RoHS Compliant, Lead Free, or In Stock

    1. Use the check boxes that appear below the search pane to show (selected) or hide (unselected) parts that are:

      • RoHS Compliant — An RoHS Compliant label in the part description indicates that the component is compliant with the EU's Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive. If the label is absent, either the part is not RoHS compliant or there is no information available pertaining to its RoHS compliance.

      • Lead Free — A Lead Free label in the part description indicates that the component contains no lead. If the label is absent, either the component contains lead or there is no information available pertaining to its lead content.

      • In Stock

    2. Click the Search button to start the search.

    One or more parts matching the search criteria displays in the PartQuest Portal part list pane, which is located under the search pane.

    Note:

    At the top of the PartQuest Portal part list pane, the tool reports how many parts it found, such as: “Showing 1-25 of 108 part(s)”. At the bottom of the part list pane, the tool reports which page of parts results the tool is displaying, such as: “Page 1 of 5”.

  2. (Optional) To further narrow the search results list, do the following:
    1. If a part subcategory is not selected, click sub-category from the Filters pane on the left, and then use the Choose Search Location dialog box to select a subcategory.
    2. Click the Filters item from the pane on the left, as shown on the left in the following figure:


    3. Click a filter category from the Filters list to display a list of choices. For example, if you click “Manufacturer”, a list of all manufacturers displays.
    4. Select one or more choices, and then click Done.

      The tool updates the search results list to only show parts that match your filter(s). Your filter choices appear in the Filters list under the appropriate Filter category, as shown on the right side of the previous figure.

      Note:

      Once you start selecting filters, you may notice that the list of available search filters starts to decrease. The PartQuest Portal application automatically removes any remaining filters from the list that would bring your search results to 0.

    5. Repeat steps 2.c and 2.d until you have applied all your desired filters.
  3. (Optional) To edit your filters, do the following:
    1. Click the Edit Filters button at the bottom of the Filters list to display the “Filters (Narrow your results)” window.
    2. Choose the filter category you want to change, and then add or subtract selections.
    1. (Optional) If your Filters list has been constrained because of previous choices but you want to see the entire list, click the Show All Filters button at the top-right of the “Filters (Narrow your results)” window.
    2. (Optional) If you want to reset all filters, click the Reset All Filters button at the bottom of the “Filters (Narrow your results)” window.
    3. When you are finished, click Done.
  4. (Optional) If you navigate away from your search results, you can return to your original results by clicking the Return to Last Search button at the top of the pane on the left side.

Results

The search results list reflects the part matches based on the search parameters you specified in addition to any filters you added to narrow the search.