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Does TI offer IC samples and how do I get access to order?

Yes, TI offers samples of its devices to design engineers to support new product designs and to qualify TI devices in existing designs. You can request these samples on our "Order now" tab for that device; however, the list of available devices changes frequently as devices are added to and removed from the program.

Most TI devices are available in multiple packages and temperature options. The TI store offers some but not all of these options. If you need other options that are not available on the TI store, you can contact one the TI Authorized Semiconductor Distributors.

If you are a first time user of the sample program, you will be required to request access for approval prior to placing your sample order.  You can review the process to request access here.

How do I order IC samples?

Once you have been approved to sample ICs, login to your myTI account. Find the required device on TI.com and select "Order now" and select "Request sample" button. Follow the checkout process. 

*Note: If you are a first time user of the sample program, you will be required to request access for approval prior to placing your sample order.  You can review the process to request access here

What if the IC I need is not available as a sample?

If you need a TI device that is not available for sampling or for purchase from the TI store, please contact one of the TI Authorized Semiconductor Distributors in your region.

Can I order IC samples as a university student?

At TI, we have a very deep commitment to investing in university programs that spans recruiting, helping professors develop coursework, literature, design contests, and many other activities. The sample program is designed for professional development activities, and therefore, we do not provide samples to universities. For student projects, we suggest purchasing devices from the TI store or any of the TI Authorized Semiconductor Distributors in your region. The TI store can sell orders as small as one unit for your project.

Can I order IC samples without a company domain email (i.e. my personal email or as a consultant)?

TI provides sample ICs to design engineers to support new product designs and to qualify TI devices in existing designs. Due to the high cost of a sample program like TI's, we require complete contact information using a corporate (.com) email domain as well as full shipping information. To order samples, please login to myTI and click on the login and password link to update your myTI profile to a corporate issued email address.

If you are a first time user of the sample program, you will be required to request access for approval prior to placing your sample order.  You can review the process to request access here.

Can I request high-reliability or military IC samples?

We do not offer IC samples for high reliability devices intended for space, avionics, defense, or enhanced industrial applications from the TI store. Please contact one of the TI Authorized Semiconductor Distributors in your region to purchase these devices and provide the required Certificate of Conformance.

Why am I required to provide my application and end equipment information?

The US Department of State - Directorate of Defense Trade Controls imposes upon exporters specific requirements that must be met prior to exporting goods. This includes requiring TI to know certain facts about how ICs, tools, and software will be used and by whom.

Why must I enter my address information in English for IC samples?

When purchasing tools and/or ICs, we are required to verify that the name, company, and address submitted are not prohibited from shipment by the United States government. The systems used for validation require all names and addresses to be in English.

Can I place a backorder on the TI store?

We are currently not allowing backorder(s) for any out of stock item. If you need a TI device that is not available for sampling or for purchase from the TI store, please contact one of the TI Authorized Semiconductor Distributors in your region.