Re: MAX3420E/MAX3421E USB chips

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2007-02-07 22:54:20

On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 01:29:31PM -0800, Aldrich, David wrote:
> Hey Folks,
> I work at Maxim and it never ceases to amaze me how the rumors spread.  I
> looked up the Maxim-Dallas Direct price.  Depending on volume, it goes from
> $4.08 to $2.28 US in volume.  Maybe add a little margin for European
> distribution.  But $66, no way.
> NOTE:  For advisement only.  I do not have privilege to provide official
> pricing on this part.  For official quotes contact Maxim Dallas direct.

Apples and oranges, I would say.  Spiro was referring to a complete module
built around a USB-capable microcontroller (not from Maxim), including
a proprietary software driver.  It was 66 EUR, excluding sales tax.  That'd
be more like $85 USD.

A friend of mine told me that it's possible to order parts from
Maxim-Dallas by credit card, to Europe.  I'll keep that possibility in
mind, because that avenue is probably much easier for low-budget
hobbyists than dealing with large distributors.


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