I have DO-160 testing to do on some avionics units. This certification is destructive, and I frankly do not know if the SPC will survive the MOPS in my particular application. A lot of this is empirical [not analysis], and some of the tests are pretty rigid. I do not want to buy a whole 5000k processor lot until my certification is done. I'll buy some from mouser after testing. The 18 week lead at most of the distributors is also a cause for concern. Twice I've had tickets in with ST sales via "Online Support" and none have been answered. For my prototypes I removed chips off the Discovery Boards, and this isn't desirable for obvious reasons. Even though the technical support from ST is top-notch (kudos to Erwin), I am having trouble with US sales. There was even a local office right here in Seattle at one time, but it appears to be scuttled.
1) If this thread is answered by ST, can I buy about a dozen processors for my DO-160 testing.
2) Else, if there is anyone who has some SPC56EL70 [-X], 144 pin, (optionally with a copy of CofC), name a reasonable price and I will send you a check.
3) Erwin, please let me know your address as you are on my Christmas card list.