We've been hard at work improving the Octopart API over the past year. In recent months, we've added compliance documents, manufacturer links and 3D models. Today we're pleased to announce that API users can now retrieve reference designs associated with their query, starting with Texas Instruments. Texas Instruments has the industry's most extensive reference design library, TI Designs, spanning TI's broad portfolio of analog, embedded processor and connectivity products.
If you'd like reference designs returned in your API results, you'll need to add them to the request using the include element (include=reference_designs). Doing so will return relevant reference designs, when available, in the result set.
For example, querying the API for the TI part number CSD18503Q5A will include a Cranking Simulator for Automotive Applications design link. This is just one of the many diverse product and application designs available now.
Let us know if you find these reference designs useful or want to see more of them!