Sometimes, searching by partial part number returns too many parts, or you have specific requirements for part number matching. In these cases, you can use wildcards to refine your search.
Wildcards can be used anywhere within a part number. Using wildcards to find the middle of a part number is unnecessary - leading and trailing wildcards are added automatically. For example,
*74LS25* returns the same results as
If you add one or more wildcards to a term, no other wildcards are added automatically. This can be used to do prefix searches. For example,
lv40 finds parts that contain
lv40 anywhere in the part number, whereas
lv40* finds only parts that start with
Note that searching for
lv40* will return parts such as
lv-4000 because of the way some non-alphanumeric characters, such as
. are processed by the search engine.