NB: This is not referring to RF subject matter.
I'm seeing 1ku and 10ku on procurement documentation for purchasing motor driver ICs (TI DRV8811 and some others). Does this mean "one-thousand units"?
Sometimes I also see it written as kU (10kU) in the same context.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I would assume it's one thousand units. \$\endgroup\$ – John D Oct 25 '15 at 22:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ I would assume the same, but I'm a beginner. I've never seen this terminology before, and I feel it's quite industry specific. \$\endgroup\$ – bento Oct 25 '15 at 22:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ minimum order quantity \$\endgroup\$ – JonRB Oct 25 '15 at 23:07

1kU refers to 1000 units. 10kU refers to 10,000 units.

You will often see this on a pricing schedule where the vendor or manufacturer specify pricing based upon committed quantity from the purchaser.

  • \$\begingroup\$ So something like $0.68|1ku means one needs to buy a minimum of 1000 units to have the price per unit of $0.68? \$\endgroup\$ – bento Oct 25 '15 at 22:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, that is exactly what that means. \$\endgroup\$ – Michael Karas Oct 25 '15 at 22:55

1ku = 1,000 units
10ku = 10,000 units

EE commonly uses the SI Metric Unit prefixes where 'k' is kilo, 1,000


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