Surface mount IC to dual inline converter

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by naila86, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. naila86

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    5
    0
  2. tracecom

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 16, 2010
    3,869
    1,393
    The socket you referenced will not work for your purpose.

    What you want is usually called a "breakout board" and consists of a tiny PCB upon which the SMD is mounted plus provision for connection to another board. Here is an example of a breakout board for SOIC to DIP that I have recently ordered.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-5pcs-SOP8-SO8-SOIC8-DIP8-adapter-pcb-conveter-board-/180952961067?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D3268255612234226381%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D2%26sd%3D140879607879%26

    It looks like it might work for you; check the datasheet of your IC carefully and compare it to the PCB shown.
     
  3. Audioguru

    New Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    9,411
    896
    When I added a new processor to my first computer the original 486/20 processor chip was a DIP in a DIP socket. The replacement 486/66 was a surface-mount IC on a pcb 'breakout board" with pins that matched the pins on the original. The new IC had many of the improvements of a Pentium plus more than 3 times the speed of the original processor.
     
  4. mcgyvr

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 15, 2009
    4,769
    969
Loading...