cheap sproggy parts source needed
I am working on a project converting about 30 m-gxm (media GX) boards. I am using these because they are very cheap and small, and the 233mhz CPU is enough for my needs.
What is interesting about these boards is they have connectors for AT and ATX power. I was originally planning on using the AT power connector so I don't have to worry about 3.3v, but it seems as though all the equipment here is ATX. The point of mentioning this, is I need to cut costs so if I can do so by switching to AT then I am all for it.
I h ave some, but not a lot, of electronics experience. I can handle a soldering iron no probem. Due to the amount of assembly work involved, I was looking for some cheap source of power supplies, but I can't spend more than $20. So I am back to building.
Does anyone know of a cheap source of the Maxim ICs for these various projects, the MAX765 and MAX787? Because I am doing a batch of supplies I don't think the free samples thing will work to well in that number of units. I've looked at suppliers with parts in http://www.findchips.com and I know that those prices from Newark and Digi-Key tend to be high. As I'd be ordering for more than one supply, I am hoping I could get a discount off of that type of price, and save on shipping as well.